Spring training starts in less than two weeks and the Pittsburgh Pirates have come to terms with all of their players eligible for arbitration.
Walker signed a one-year deal worth $3.3 million, according to an Associated Press report. McDonald agreed to a deal worth a little more than $3 million.
Both players will be counted on by the Pirates this season.
McDonald, who was lights-out in the first half but miserable in the second half, will likely be the No. 3 pitcher behind A.J. Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez.
Walker, who missed time last year with a back injury, gives the Pirates power from the middle infield.
The Pirates will need both to end their string of 20 straight losing seasons.
– Rick Green (follow me on Twitter @ETNrgreen)