Weather Updates

Cubs’ James McDonald leaves start after 2nd pitch

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher James McDonald throws before spring exhibitibaseball game against Seattle Mariners Wednesday March 12 2014 PeoriAriz. (AP

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher James McDonald throws before a spring exhibition baseball game against the Seattle Mariners ,Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

storyidforme: 63658820
tmspicid: 22798535
fileheaderid: 11031019

PHOENIX — Chicago Cubs pitcher James McDonald left Monday’s game against Oakland after two pitches because of a sore right shoulder.

McDonald threw a 1-0 pitch to leadoff man Coco Crisp that sailed to the backstop. Cubs Manager Rick Renteria and a team trainer immediately came out of the dugout to check on McDonald.

McDonald, who replaced by right-hander Yao-Lin Wang, entered with a 12.71 ERA in two spring training starts and one relief appearances. He has walked nine and struck out none.

© 2014 Sun-Times Media, LLC. All rights reserved. This material may not be copied or distributed without permission. For more information about reprints and permissions, visit To order a reprint of this article, click here.