Brandon McCarthy

#38 SP / L.A. Dodgers / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-7 Weight: 225 lb Age: 32 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    SP Rank
    INJURY ALERT: Questionable | Elbow | Expected to be out until at least Jun 21
    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy: Targeting late-June return

      McCarthy (elbow) has thrown off the mound 4-5 times, as of late January, and said he is targeting a late-June return for the Dodgers, the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reports. He specifically said he is targeting a return on the summer solstice (June 21), which would allow him to make two starts for the Dodgers before the All-Star break. Given the Dodgers' relatively unprecedented rotation depth, they could be clicking on all five rotation spots when McCarthy is ready to return. However, Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Brett Anderson can safely be described as health risks, so the a spot should open up for McCarthy, one way or another. He doesn't offer the upside to make him worth stashing in standard leagues, but he's definitely worth following once he starts going on rehab outings this spring.

    • by Jason Butt |

      Dodgers P Brandon McCarthy undergoes Tommy John surgery

      The Dodgers announced pitcher Brandon McCarthy underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday and will have a recovery period of 14-18 months, according to the Los Angeles Times. If it's an 18-month recovery period, that will place his return date in 2017. McCarthy tore his UCL and was moved to the 60-day disabled list. The Dodgers called up Eury De La Rosa to take his spot.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Dodgers claim De La Rosa, transfer McCarthy to 60-day DL

      The Dodgers claimed Eury De La Rosa from the Athletics and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Los Angeles also transferred Brandon McCarthy (elbow) to 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster.

    • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

      Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy to undergo Tommy John on Thursday

      Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday, according to McCarthy was diagnosed with a torn UCL Monday after leaving his last start of the season Saturday, when he left with elbow tightness. Standard recovery time for the procedure is 12-18 months and McCarthy is targeting next year's All-Star break for his return. He posted a 3-0 record with a 5.87 ERA in 23 innings of work with 29 strikeouts and four walks.

    • by Jason Butt |

      Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy has torn UCL, out for season

      Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy got the news he feared. McCarthy has a torn ulnar collateral ligament and will miss the remainder of the 2015 season, the team announced. This injury is usually accompanied by Tommy John surgery. McCarthy said he will aim to return before the 2016 MLB All-Star break. McCarthy previously said he was hoping for the injury simply to be tendinitis. Initial tests came back negative, though now a tear has been confirmed. With McCarthy immediately sidelined, Scott Baker will receive a start either Friday or Saturday. McCarthy was 3-0 in four games this season with a 5.87 ERA. He struck out 29 batters, walked four and allowed 24 hits in 23 innings of work.

    • by R.J. White |

      Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy (elbow) hoping for tendinitis

      Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy is hoping that the elbow injury that forced him from Saturday's start against the Padres is merely tendinitis, reports. Initial tests on the elbow came back negative for ligament damage, so it's possible the injury will only be a short-term one for McCarthy, who gave up six earned runs in five-plus innings Saturday before being removed. He has posted an ugly 5.87 ERA through four starts but is 3-0 with an excellent 29:4 K:BB ratio in 23 innings.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Elbow tightness forces Dodgers RHP Brandon McCarthy from game

      The injury that forced Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy to leave his Saturday night start against San Diego has been revealed to be elbow tightness, has reported. Its severity has yet to be determined. McCarthy called for trainers after giving up three runs in the sixth inning and was removed from the game.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Dodgers RHP McCarthy removed from game with possible injury

      Dodgers starter Brandon McCarthy left the game Saturday night against the Padres in the sixth inning after asking for team trainers to come out of the dugout, SB Nation is reporting. McCarthy was soon removed in favor of Sergio Santos. He entered the inning with a 10-3 lead, but allowed two singles and a homer before his departure. It has yet to be revealed if McCarthy suffered an injury of was taken out merely as a precaution. The right-hander performed well from the second through the fifth innings, allowing just one hit during that stretch. He had given up home runs to Wil Myers and Upton in a three-run first. He finished having surrendered six earned runs in five innings as his ERA soared to 5.87.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Dodgers RHP McCarthy gains unusual increase in velocity

      Nearly every major league pitcher experiences decreased velocity with age, leading to a greater need to keep hitters off-balance and develop pinpoint control. Then there's Brandon McCarthy. The Dodgers right-hander had generally been a soft-tosser. It's no wonder he's averaged about six strikeouts per nine innings in his career. But after signing a four-year contract worth $48 million in the offseason, he's become a comparative fireballer. McCarthy has 25 strikeouts in 18 innings this year. Granted, it's a small sample size, but the radar gun doesn't lie. Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is impressed. "It's kind of like he learned how to pitch backwards, almost," Grandal told the Orange County Register. "When guys have velocity, they rely on the velocity early in their career. And then, once they lose it, they go back and start working on movement. It's actually really good for a guy not to throw that hard when he comes up and then all of a sudden starts pumping 95 and 96. Whenever he needs movement, he can throw for movement, and whenever he needs velocity, he can reach back and throw hard." McCarthy's average fastball was clocked at 89.4 miles an hour in 2007, per He has it at 93.6 this year. McCarthy has cited a more intense work regimen in the offseason for the increase.

    • by Jason Butt |

      Journeyman P Brandon McCarthy may have found home with Dodgers

      Journeyman pitcher Brandon McCarthy may have finally found a home as the right hander, who signed a $48 million contract with the Dodgers ($6 million signing bonus) during the offseason, is off to a solid start after his strong performance Sunday against the Rockies, reports the Denver Post.McCarthy is with his sixth MLB team and seems solidified as the Dodgers' fourth starter this year."He was a lot better," Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki said after Sunday's game. "Take a look at his velocity when we faced him last year in Arizona. He was 90-91. Today, he was 95. He's a completely different pitcher."

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