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"Did we just get Willie Mays?" --Hurdle, reacting to the dozens of phone calls he received from people in the game lauding the skill-set and makeup of John McDonald, after the Pirates had acquired the reserve infielder in trade from Arizona.

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Tom Singer is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog Change for a Nickel. He can also be found on Twitter @Tom_Singer. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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