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Brandon McCarthy | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 234
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Lamar (CO) CC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 17 (0) / CWS
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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts hasn't ruled out Brandon McCarthy (elbow) pitching in the majors before the All-Star break.
McCarthy, who is making his way back from Tommy John surgery, owns a 4.15 ERA and 8/3 K/BB ratio in 8 2/3 innings through three minor league rehab starts. He threw 3 2/3 innings in his most recent start on Wednesday, so he still needs to be stretched out a bit more before making his return. Jun 24 - 7:41 PM

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Brandon McCarthy (elbow) will make his next minor league rehab start with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday.

McCarthy went three innings in his start on Thursday, and will continue to build up his pitch count as he progresses. He's on track for a return to the Dodgers rotation in early July barring any setbacks.
Jun 17 - 6:17 PM

Brandon McCarthy (elbow) is expected to pitch three innings in Thursday's rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

That should come out to about 50 pitches. McCarthy threw 20 pitches over two innings of work in his first rehab start last Saturday. If all goes well, he'll be back in the major leagues sometime before the All-Star break.
Jun 16 - 5:09 PM

Brandon McCarthy (elbow) will make his next minor league rehab start on Thursday.

McCarthy, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, allowed one run over two innings Saturday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga in his first rehab start. He appears on track for a return in early July.
Jun 13 - 5:55 PM

Brandon McCarthy (elbow) allowed one run over two innings of work Saturday in a rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

He walked a batter and allowed a solo home run while throwing 11 of his 20 pitches for strikes. McCarthy threw another 15 pitches in the bullpen after coming out of the game. McCarthy will need several more rehab starts before he's ready to join the Dodgers' rotation. The right-hander is a little over 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery.
Jun 11 - 10:14 PM

Brandon McCarthy (elbow) will likely begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday.

McCarthy is nearing his return from Tommy John surgery. He tossed a three-inning simulated game on Monday and has been medically cleared to take the next step in his recovery. The veteran right-hander is in line for a potential return to the Dodger rotation after the calendar flips to July.
Jun 8 - 7:21 PM

Brandon McCarthy (elbow) is ready for a minor league rehab assignment.

McCarthy, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, got the green light after he threw a three-inning simulated game on Monday. He can stay on a minor league rehab assignment for a maximum of 30 days, which sets up his return in early-to-mid July.
Jun 6 - 7:10 PM

Brandon McCarthy (elbow) is scheduled to throw three innings in a simulated game on Monday.

He'll throw approximately 60 pitches during the session. He's still a long ways away from potentially rejoining the Dodgers rotation, but this is s a step in the right direction.
Jun 5 - 4:15 PM

Brandon McCarthy (elbow) felt discomfort while throwing a live batting practice recently and will be shut down for a few days.

McCarthy was close to beginning a rehab assignment but that's on hold now. The Dodgers still think he'll be back in July so this doesn't appear to be a major setback. "He's just off from throwing for a few days," said GM Farhan Zaidi. "I think it's fair to categorize it as a minor setback and we're just being cautious in giving him a few days off." McCarthy underwent Tommy John surgery last April.
May 21 - 10:43 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Brandon McCarthy (elbow) will pitch one more simulated game before beginning a rehab assignment.

That puts him slightly behind teammate, Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder, groin) who is starting his rehab assignment Sunday in High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Similar to Ryu, McCarthy will likely need to work his arm strength back up over several rehab outings before being reinserted into the Dodgers' rotation. McCarthy is almost 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery.
May 14 - 7:53 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that Brandon McCarthy (elbow) will face hitters next week.

It should be the final step before going out on a minor league rehab assignment. McCarthy, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, should be back with the Dodgers by mid-June if all goes well.
May 9 - 7:10 PM

Brandon McCarthy (elbow) could be ready for a rehab assignment within the next 10-14 days.

The would put him on track potentially to rejoin the Dodgers' rotation by mid-June if all goes well. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, McCarthy has been throwing off a mound for a while now and is doing well.
May 6 - 5:35 PM

Brandon McCarthy (elbow) threw a 50-60 pitch bullpen session on Saturday.

He was able to throw his full arsenal of pitches. Manager Dave Roberts noticed significant improvement from his previous bullpen session. "Brandon was good today," he said. "I saw him on Tuesday, and he was OK, but today the ball was coming out better for me." McCarthy has been focusing on building up his arm strength and repeating his mechanics. If McCarthy can avoid setbacks, he should return to the Dodgers' rotation before the All-Star break.
Source: dodgers.com
Apr 30 - 10:10 PM

Brandon McCarthy (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday in front of Dodgers officials.

He should be getting close to facing live hitters. McCarthy underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last April and probably won't become an option for the Dodgers' rotation until late June or early July.
Apr 26 - 6:45 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

McCarthy is still a month away from facing hitters as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery. He won't be an option for the rotation until the second half.
Apr 3 - 1:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Casey Fien
10Adam Liberatore
11Chin-Hui Tsao