Brandon McCarthy

#38 SP / L.A. Dodgers / EXP: 12YRS Height: 6-7 Weight: 225 lb Age: 34 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • McCarthy was included on the Dodgers' World Series roster, Ken Gurnick of reports. McCarthy will take the roster spot of Kyle Farmer, who was strictly used as a pinch hitter this postseason, going 0-for-4 with an RBI. The 34-year-old has appeared in just three games since the start of August -- with his last outing coming Oct. 1 -- but the Dodgers ultimately decided his length in the bullpen would be beneficial. McCarthy posted a 3.98 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 92.2 innings this season.

    • McCarthy (finger) was activated from the disabled list Friday and will pitch out of the bullpen, Eric Stephen of reports. With the Dodgers having clinched at least a tie in the National League West, the club will have plenty of chances to evaluate McCarthy's readiness to pitch in the postseason. Look for him to serve a multi-inning role should the Dodgers need somebody to clean up a messy start or eat some innings in a blowout.

    • McCarthy (finger) will be activated from the 60-day DL next Friday, when the Dodgers begin their final homestand, Ken Gurnick of reports. Although McCarthy appears to be on the verge of a return to the big-league club following Friday's rehab start with Triple-A Tulsa, the Dodgers will wait to bring him back until next weekend. There hasn't been much word on whether he will rejoin the rotation or take on a role in the bullpen, but that information will likely become known over the course of this upcoming week. Since McCarthy is currently off the 40-man roster, and the Dodgers are playing with a full roster at the moment, the team will need to make a corresponding move when it reinstates the right-hander.

    • Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy: Looks ready to return
      By RotoWire Staff

      McCarthy (finger) looked good in Friday's rehab start and appears ready to rejoin the Dodgers, Barry Lewis of the Tulsa World reports. He gave up two earned runs on five hits and zero walks with two strikeouts in six innings for Triple-A Tulsa, throwing 50 of his 71 pitches for strikes. The Dodgers will likely activate him from the 60-day DL when eligible Sept. 19, and he could slot into the rotation next week in Philadelphia. Of course, that would mean the Dodgers bump someone from the rotation, or use McCarthy as a spot starter. McCarthy could also be an option out of the bullpen, but considering he is now stretched out, that seems unlikely.

    • Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy: Making rehab start Friday
      By RotoWire Staff

      McCarthy (finger) will make a rehab start at High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, Eric Stephen of reports. McCarthy is expected to throw five innings Friday night. With this latest news, it looks like the righty could be nearing his activation from the disabled list barring any setbacks. However, because he was moved to the 60-day DL, he'll have to remain out until at least Sept. 19.

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