Arizona Diamondbacks v. San Francisco Giants

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired utility infielder John McDonald from the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to Ken Rosenthal.

With Willie Bloomqvist expected to start at short and Cliff Pennington, who was acquired this off-season from the Athletics, to begin the season as his backup, the D’Backs likely had no room on their 25-man roster for the 14-year veteran.

McDonald, who signed a two-year, $3 million extension with Arizona last season, will join a Pirates infield that includes shortstop Clint Barmes, third baseman Pedro Alvarez and second baseman Neil Walker.

Last season, he appeared in 70 games, posting a .249/.295/.386 line, while playing 54 games at short, five at third and four at second.