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Brandon McCarthy | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Brandon McCarthy struck out nine batters over six innings of one-run ball in a 7-1 win over the Reds on Saturday.

Making his home debut in pinstripes, McCarthy was in control all afternoon, scattering six hits while walking none. The only run scored on a solo homer from Chris Heisey in the fifth inning. At the cost of Vidal Nuno, the 31-year-old was a solid addition to patch the injury-riddled rotation in New York, but he's a fringe option in mixed leagues now that he's calling the AL East home.
Jul 19 - 4:12 PM

Brandon McCarthy, making his Yankees debut, allowed four runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 5-4, 14-inning win over the Indians.

McCarthy joined the Yankees in the trade that sent Vidal Nuno to the D'Backs on Sunday. The right-hander allowed three unearned runs in the first inning and one earned run in the fourth. Overall, he surrendered nine hits, walked one, and struck out three. Combined with his time with the D'Backs, McCarthy is 3-10 with a 4.80 ERA and a 96/21 K/BB ratio. McCarthy will face the Reds at Yankee Stadium following the All-Star break.
Jul 10 - 12:15 AM

Yankees acquired RHP Brandon McCarthy and cash from the Diamondbacks in exchange for LHP Vidal Nuno.

The Diamondbacks will eat $2.05 million of the roughly $4.8 million remaining on McCarthy's contract, while the Yankees will pick up his $1 million assignment bonus. The tall right-hander holds a 5.01 ERA this season but sports an impressive 93/20 K/BB ratio and has seen a spike in his velocity. His ability to get grounders will help him at Yankee Stadium, though he won't have a very good defense behind him. McCarthy will make his Yankees debut on Wednesday in Cleveland.
Jul 6 - 11:43 AM

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LF1Brett Gardner
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Starting Pitcher
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
9David Phelps
Relief Pitcher
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Justin Wilson
5Adam Warren
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9Rich Hill
10Bryan Mitchell
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