Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that James McDonald (shoulder) has some work to do before being activated from the disabled list.
James McDonald (shoulder) will make his next rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Indianapolis.
James McDonald (shoulder) pitched four scoreless innings in his rehab start for Double-A Altoona on Saturday.
James McDonald (shoulder) allowed three runs on two hits and four walks over just 2/3 of an inning in his first rehab start with Double-A Altoona Monday.
James McDonald (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona on May 27.
James McDonald (shoulder) could throw off a mound next Tuesday.
There remains no timetable for James McDonald's (shoulder) return.
An MRI on James McDonald's right shoulder revealed only inflammation.
Pirates placed RHP James McDonald on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder discomfort.
James McDonald allowed seven runs over five innings in a loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.
James McDonald labored through five innings but escaped with a no-decision Thursday, allowing three runs in a 6-4 win over the Phillies.
James McDonald struck out nine while allowing just one run in six innings in the Pirates' win over the Braves on Saturday.
James McDonald was lit up for eight runs -- three earned -- in 1 2/3 innings by the Cardinals on Monday.
James McDonald limited the Cubs to one earned run over seven innings Thursday in a no-decision.