First basemen Garrett Jones and Gaby Sanchez have agreed to one-year contracts with the Pittsburgh Pirate, while second baseman Neil Walker and right-hander James McDonald swapped proposed salaries with the team in arbitration.
James McDonald pitched his first career complete game, Garrett Jones hit one of Pittsburgh's three home runs and the Pirates won for the fourth time in five games, 9-1 over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones hit consecutive homers and James McDonald struck out eight and won for the third time in four starts when the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-5 Sunday.
Garrett Jones and Andrew McCutchen hit back-to-back homers in the eighth, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 Saturday in the opening game of their first doubleheader in the nation's capital since the 19th Century.
James McDonald pitched seven sharp innings, Garrett Jones and Pedro Alvarez each drove in three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped a seven-game skid with a 7-1 win over the Florida Marlins on Monday night.