McDonald throws three successful innings vs AAA Yankees
Right-hander James McDonald pitched three innings against the New York Yankees Triple-A team on Saturday.
McDonald threw 44 pitches (28 for strikes) allowing one run on four hits with three strikeouts.
This marked the first time McDonald threw since March 11th. He has been sidelined with left side soreness.
McDonald reported afterwards that he felt fine.
McDonald told Jenifer Langosh of MLB.com, “I still need to build a little more stamina. It’s not fair for me to go three innings and leave the bullpen hanging.”
McDonald is scheduled to stay in Florida when the team travels to Philadelphia for two exhibition games and pitch in a minor league game on March 31st. He will extend himself out to five innings, or 80 pitches.
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