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Joe McCarthy: Cut by Rangers
McCarthy was released by Texas on Friday, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
McCarthy signed an NRI deal with the Rangers in December, but failed to make the 40-man roster after slashing .258/.343/.419 during spring training. He will hit the open market and could be an option for teams in search of outfield depth.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Joe McCarthy: Signs with Rangers
McCarthy signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.
McCarthy played for the Orix Buffaloes of the Nippon Professional Baseball League last year and slashed .236/.345/.401 with eight home runs, 30 RBI and 23 runs over 72 games in Japan. He'll be invited to major-league spring training in 2023 as part of his agreement with the Rangers.... See More ... See Less
Joe McCarthy: Playing in Japan
McCarthy signed with the Orix Buffaloes of the Nippon Professional Baseball League on April 15, Hochi News reports.
McCarthy was among the final candidates to make the Rangers' Opening Day roster after going 8-for-14 with three home runs, two doubles and four walks in Cactus League action. Instead, he was assigned to Triple-A Round Rock, though he did not appear in any games with the club. He has yet to debut for Orix, though he should have the opportunity to gain more consistent playing time overseas.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Joe McCarthy: Not included on Opening Day roster
The Rangers reassigned McCarthy to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.
McCarthy, who was attending big-league camp as a non-roster invitee, narrowly missed out on a spot on the Rangers' Opening Day roster. In a limited sample of 14 Cactus League at-bats, McCarthy went 8-for-14 with three home runs, two doubles and four walks against two strikeouts. While the huge power output wasn't enough for him to secure a reserve outfield role, McCarthy's big spring could put him in the mix for call-up early in the season if he continues to mash at Round Rock.... See More ... See Less
Rangers' Joe McCarthy: Nabs MiLB deal with Texas
McCarthy and the Rangers agreed Monday on a minor-league contract, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
McCarthy's contract presumably includes an invitation to big-league spring training, though he shouldn't be viewed as a serious threat to break camp with the big club. After appearing in four games for the Giants in 2020, McCarthy played exclusively with San Francisco's Triple-A affiliate at Sacramento last season, slashing .305/.384/.542 with 15 home runs and four stolen bases across 315 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joe McCarthy: Reaches base four times
McCarthy went 1-for-1 with a double, three walks, three runs and two RBI in Friday's 9-8 win over Colorado.
Batting eighth, McCarthy smacked a ground-rule double that brought a run home in the second inning and went on to draw three walks, one of which came with the bases loaded. His bid to make the team includes a .250/.400/.500 slash line with four walks and six strikeouts in nine games.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joe McCarthy: Designated for assignment
McCarthy was designated for assignment by the Giants on Thursday.
The move comes in order to make room on the 40-man roster for catcher Joey Bart. McCarthy began the year in the majors but failed to record a hit in 10 at-bats before being sent to the team's alternate training site July 30.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joe McCarthy: Headed to alternate camp
McCarthy was optioned to the Giants' alternate training site Thursday.
McCarthy went hitless in his first 10 at-bats with five strikeouts while appearing in four of the Giants' six games to begin the season. As a result, he'll continue his development at the alternate training site after Brandon Belt (Achilles) and Evan Longoria (oblique) were reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joe McCarthy: Starting on Opening Day
McCarthy will start in right field and bat sixth against the Dodgers on Thursday.
McCarthy receives the start in right field after being recalled from the Giants alternate training site Thursday. Clayton Kershaw (back) was replaced with the right-handed Dustin May, which likely prompted manager Gabe Kapler to add another left-handed bat to his lineup. The 26-year-old will likely serve in a platoon role with the left-handed-hitting Jaylin Davis. McCarthy's big league debut arrives one year after a tough 2019 campaign at Triple-A, where he recorded a .185/.306/.335 slash line with seven home runs and 27 RBI across 271 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joe McCarthy: Clinches spot on roster
The Giants recalled McCarthy from their alternate training site Thursday.
McCarthy was previously optioned to Triple-A Sacramento in March, but he'll break summer camp with the Giants as one of six outfielders on the Opening Day roster. Considering the Giants already have two lefty-hitting starting outfielders on hand in Alex Dickerson and Mike Yastrzemski, McCarthy may have a tough time seeing at-bats off the bench.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joe McCarthy: Opening year at Triple-A
McCarthy was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The 26-year-old had a delayed start to the 2019 season in the Tampa Bay organization due to discomfort in his back. McCarthy joined the Giants' system July 31 and struggled to generate consistent production at the plate following his arrival, hitting .165/.247/.241 and striking out 30 times across 89 plate appearances. The young outfielder was a unlikely to make the Giants' Opening Day roster coming out of camp, but was able to learn from the major-league coaching staff.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Joe McCarthy: Heads to Bay Area
McCarthy was traded from the Rays to the Giants on Wednesday in exchange for Jacob Lopez, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
McCarthy has struggled to get things going with Triple-A Durham this season, slashing .196/.335/.385 with six home runs and one stolen base in 41 games. The outfielder could make his big-league debut later in the season if he turns things around at the dish following the change of scenery.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Joe McCarthy: Ready for debut
McCarthy (back) is scheduled to play for High-A Charlotte on Monday, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
McCarthy has been on the shelf all season with a back injury. Once he gets up to speed in the lower minors, look for the outfielder to report to Triple-A Durham, where he spent most of the 2018 season and hit .269/.377/.513 with eight homers and three stolen bases in 47 games. If McCarthy stays healthy and performs well for the Bulls, he could eventually make his way to the majors on the strong side of a platoon at first base or DH.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Joe McCarthy: Sidelined with back injury
McCarthy (back) will open the year on the 7-day IL with Triple-A Durham, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
McCarthy is close to big-league ready, but a back issue that popped up early in spring training is apparently still bothering him enough that he will miss time to start the season. He missed over half of 2018 with a back injury as well, so it could be chronic issue. If he gets healthy, there's a chance he could eventually profile on the strong side of a platoon at first base or DH with the Rays.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Joe McCarthy: Optioned to minors
The Rays optioned McCarthy to their minor-league camp Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
McCarthy's 2018 campaign was ruined by back problems, which resurfaced during the spring and eliminated any shot he had at breaking camp with the big club. Once healthy, McCarthy should settle into an everyday role in the Triple-A Durham outfield.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Joe McCarthy: Dealing with back problems
Manager Kevin Cash relayed Wednesday that McCarthy has been shut down for the past several days due to back problems, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.
McCarthy previously dealt with back problems last season, limiting him to 53 appearances between three minor-league affiliates. Due to the recurring nature of the symptoms, the Rays could err on the side of caution and keep McCarthy out of Grapefruit League action before optioning him to their minor-league camp. The outfielder is slated to open the season at Triple-A Durham.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Joe McCarthy: Added to 40-man roster
McCarthy (hand) had his contract purchased by the Rays on Tuesday, Juan Toribio of The Athletic reports.
McCarthy was selected to the 40-man roster to ensure protection from the Rule 5 draft. Despite suffering a broken right hand while playing in the Arizona Fall League, he's expected to be ready for spring training and should open the season at Triple-A Durham.... See More ... See Less
Rays' Joe McCarthy: Fractures hand in Fall League
McCarthy fractured his right hand playing in the Arizona Fall League, though he's expected to be ready for spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Prior to suffering the injury, McCarthy hit .239/.375/.370 with one homer across 13 Arizona Fall League games. The 24-year-old spent all of the 2018 season with Triple-A Durham, slashing .269/.377/.513 with eight homers and three steals across 47 games -- he missed nearly three months with a back injury. While he's expected to be fully healthy in time to compete for an Opening Day roster spot, McCarthy seems more likely to open the 2019 campaign at Triple-A.... See More ... See Less
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