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Brandon McCarthy | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Dodgers signed RHP Brandon McCarthy to a four-year, $48 million contract.
The two sides reached an agreement last week and now the deal is official. McCarthy was fantastic down the stretch for the Yankees this season, posting a 2.89 ERA and 82/13 K/BB ratio over 90 1/3 innings. His injury history makes him a risk, but he'll have a good chance to repeat those numbers with a move over to the National League and a pitcher-friendly home ballpark. Dec 16 - 1:52 PM

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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal reports that Brandon McCarthy's new four-year deal with the Dodgers will be worth $48 million.

That's precisely what McCarthy was believed to be looking for. He probably could have done better than $12 million per year on a two-year deal, but a long-term contract was a priority. The 31-year-old right-hander finished strong in 2014, posting a 2.89 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 82/13 K/BB ratio in 90 1/3 innings after a mid-season trade that sent him from Arizona to New York.
Dec 11 - 1:15 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports the Dodgers are close to a four-year deal with free agent Brandon McCarthy.

The Dodgers dealt Dan Haren to the Marlins just a few hours prior to the report, and it appears they're moving quickly to fill the rotation spot he vacated. McCarthy was very good after a mid-season trade to the Yankees, owning a 2.89 ERA and 82/13 K/BB ratio over 90 innings. It's unclear if the McCarthy signing will preclude the Dodgers from getting involved with James Shields or other free agent starters.
Dec 10 - 11:28 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Yankees are interested in re-signing free agent right-hander Brandon McCarthy.

McCarthy has been generating quite a bit of interest as a second-tier starting pitcher and he's waiting for the market to develop rather than focusing on the early interest from the Yankees. He was terrific after a mid-season deal to New York, posting a 2.89 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 82/13 K/BB ratio over 90 innings.
Nov 8 - 8:21 AM

Brandon McCarthy was battered around by the Orioles' offense on Tuesday, allowing five runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss.

McCarthy gave up three home runs, including the 40th of the season to Nelson Cruz. Overall, the O's racked up 11 hits, though McCarthy struck out eight and didn't allow a walk. The right-hander has mostly pitched well for the Yankees since joining the club in early July, now sporting a 2.89 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP in 14 starts. McCarthy will make his final start of the season on Sunday at Fenway Park against the Red Sox.
Sep 23 - 11:10 PM

Brandon McCarthy picked up his eighth win as a Yankee, holding the Rays to two runs over seven innings on Wednesday.

McCarthy was on point yet again, relenting just four hits and a walk to the Rays while striking out four. In 13 starts since joining the Yankees, the right-hander has a 2.54 ERA with a 74/13 K/BB ratio in 85 innings. McCarthy will take on the Orioles at home on Monday in his next outing.
Sep 17 - 10:12 PM

Brandon McCarthy didn't allow a run and pitched into the eighth inning but had to settle for a no-decision in Friday's loss to the Orioles.

McCarthy yielded just four hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out six before getting pulled following a leadoff double in the eighth. Kevin Gausman matched him pitch-for-pitch, though, and the Orioles eventually won in the 11th. McCarthy now boasts a 2.54 ERA over 12 starts with the Bombers and will have a nice matchup versus the Rays next week.
Sep 12 - 5:30 PM

Brandon McCarthy was charged with four runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

McCarthy surrendered just five hits and two walks, but three of the hits left the yard. All in all, it's not a terrible effort given the tough matchup at Rogers Centre. McCarthy holds a 2.80 ERA since joining the Yankees and will try to keep it rolling next weekend versus the Royals.
Aug 31 - 4:00 PM

Brandon McCarthy gave up five runs in 6 1/3 innings of work, resulting in his third loss as a Yankee on Tuesday against the Tigers.

The Tigers were squaring up McCarthy well, racking up four doubles out of the nine total hits the right-hander gave up. McCarthy also walked two and struck out five, his fewest punch-outs in the month of August. The right-hander's numbers are still excellent since joining the Yankees, owning a 2.47 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a 56/9 K/BB ratio in nine starts. He'll head north to face the Blue Jays in Toronto on Sunday next.
Aug 26 - 11:15 PM

Brandon McCarthy pitched his fourth career shutout Thursday, allowing four hits and striking out eight in a 3-0 win over the Astros.

The game was played in 2:07, as McCarthy (107) and Dallas Keuchel (96) combined to throw 203 pitches while both notching complete games. McCarthy improved to 5-2 with a 1.90 ERA in eight starts for the Yankees. His previous shutout came last year for the Diamondbacks in a 1-0 win over the Marlins.
Aug 21 - 3:42 PM

Brandon McCarthy fell to the Rays on Friday after giving up four runs (two earned) over 6 1/3 innings of work.

McCarthy gave up two runs in the first inning and an error by Chase Headley to begin the seventh inning opened the door for two more to score. He struck out seven and walked one in the loss and now holds an impressive 2.30 ERA and 43/7 K/BB ratio in 43 innings over seven starts with the Yankees. Those in mixed leagues need to keep rolling with him.
Aug 15 - 10:18 PM

Brandon McCarthy yielded two runs over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Indians on Saturday.

McCarthy only made one mistake -- a two-run homer by Jose Ramirez in the second inning -- but it was enough to give him his first loss since joining the Yankees. He gave up seven hits and no walks while striking out eight batters. With upcoming starts against the Rays and Astros, those in mixed leagues should continue to roll with him.
Aug 9 - 4:42 PM

Brandon McCarthy moved to 4-0 for the Yankees after allowing just an unearned run over 5 2/3 innings Monday against the Tigers.

McCarthy struck out eight and threw 116 pitches tonight, his high total since 2009. He remains quite an injury risk, given his history, but the Yankees have little to lose by riding him as long as they can (he's a free agent at season's end). In five starts for his new team, he has a 2.08 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 30 1/3 innings.
Aug 4 - 10:40 PM

Brandon McCarthy allowed nine hits and four runs over six innings but went home with the win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

McCarthy turned in his worst start in four outings since joining the Yankees, but it was still good enough for his third win in pinstripes. McCarthy walked one while striking out three in the game. He's got a 2.55 ERA in those four starts as a member of the Yankees, and the change of scenery appears to have done him some good. McCarthy will try to keep the good times going Monday against the Tigers.
Jul 30 - 12:19 AM

Brandon McCarthy pitched six innings and allowed just one run Thursday in a win over the Rangers.

Combining his last two starts with the Diamondbacks and his first three with the Yankees, McCarthy is 4-0 with a 1.72 ERA since June 27. He has benefited from an easy schedule during that span, though. It'll continue Monday, when he faces the Rangers again, but things will get more difficult after that.
Jul 24 - 4:26 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Juan Nicasio
6Joe Wieland
7Zach Lee
8Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow