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Brandon McCarthy | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 7/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 226
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Lamar (CO) CC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 17 (0) / CWS
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Dodgers activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 60-day disabled list.
McCarthy has been sidelined since late July due to a blister issue on his finger. He's expected to be utilized out of the bullpen over the final week and a half of the season as a potential audition for the postseason roster. Sep 22 - 7:30 PM

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Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that Brandon McCarthy (finger) will rejoin the club next week.

He may be utilized out of the bullpen to "see what it looks like" according to Roberts as the team prepares for a postseason run. McCarthy owns a 3.84 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 66/25 K/BB ratio across 86 2/3 innings on the season.
Sep 16 - 11:59 AM

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that Brandon McCarthy (finger) will rejoin the club next week.

He may be utilized out of the bullpen to "see what it looks like" according to Roberts as the team prepares for a postseason run. McCarthy owns a 3.84 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 66/25 K/BB ratio across 86 2/3 innings on the season.
Sep 16 - 11:59 AM

Brandon McCarthy (finger) pitched well in a rehab start with Double-A Tulsa on Friday, allowing two runs on five hits over his six frames.

The veteran right-hander threw 71 pitches in the outing, 50 of them for strikes. He struck out a pair and didn't issue a walk. He could now be cleared to rejoin the Dodgers, although with all of their rotation options he's not necessarily guaranteed any starts.
Sep 16 - 8:04 AM

Dodgers transferred RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Charlie Culberson on the 40-man roster. McCarthy originally landed on the disabled list in late July with a blister on his right hand, so this move would rule him out until the last week of the regular season.
Sep 4 - 3:44 PM

Brandon McCarthy (finger) will begin a minor league rehab assignment this weekend.

McCarthy has been working through a blister on his right hand over the past month. Given that minor league seasons are beginning to wrap, the Giants might end up working him through a series of simulated games to help get him back up to speed after he begins his rehab assignment.
Aug 30 - 7:45 PM

Brandon McCarthy (finger) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

He had been scheduled to make a rehab start Wednesday night with High-A Rancho Cucamonga, but the Dodgers decided to pump the brakes on that. McCarthy landed on the disabled list a month ago with a bad blister on his right hand and he may need to use simulated games to get properly stretched back out because minor league seasons are wrapping up this week.
Aug 29 - 8:16 PM

Brandon McCarthy (finger) is expected to begin a rehab assignment in the next few days.

McCarthy's blister is healed, but he's been out for a month and could need multiple minor league starts. The veteran right-hander figures to be activated sometime in early September.
Aug 22 - 5:29 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts indicated Thursday that Brandon McCarthy's blister issue has been resolved, but the righty is "physically not synced up."

"He still feels mechanically that things aren’t where he needs them to be," Roberts added. McCarthy won't be cleared to begin a rehab assignment until he gets his mechanics in order. With all the rotation options the Dodgers have at this point, it's up in the air as to how many starts McCarthy will make down the stretch.
Aug 4 - 1:07 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his right hand.

McCarthy threw a bullpen session Sunday in hopes that his blister wouldn't keep him from starting Tuesday, but obviously it's not in good enough shape yet. Kenta Maeda will start Tuesday instead.
Jul 24 - 7:12 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Brandon McCarthy (blister) won't make his scheduled start on Tuesday and will be heading to the disabled list.

Kenta Maeda will start in his place on Tuesday against the Twins. McCarthy dealt with blister issues in each of his previous two starts and the club wants to make sure he gets rid of the problem before he takes the hill again.
Source: MLB.com
Jul 23 - 11:53 PM

Brandon McCarthy will test his blister during Sunday's bullpen session.

Blister issues hampered McCarthy in his last start Thursday against the Braves but he's hoping it's nothing major. If everything checks out on Sunday, he should get the nod Tuesday against Minnesota. If the blister is still bugging him, the Dodgers would likely pivot to Kenta Maeda.
Jul 22 - 8:57 PM

Brandon McCarthy surrendered six runs on nine hits over four innings in Thursday's loss to the Braves.

The Dodgers have looked like an unstoppable freight train this season, but that train slowed for at least one night. A three-run fourth inning knocked McCarthy out of the game, with the key blow coming in the form of a two-run homer by Kurt Suzuki. McCarthy struck out five and walked one in the dismal showing. He will try for better times in a home start against the Twins next time he takes to the mound. The veteran right-hander will carry a 3.84 ERA and 1.23 WHIP into that one.
Jul 21 - 1:10 AM

Brandon McCarthy surrendered four runs in 4 2/3 innings against the Marlins on Friday.

The Dodgers grabbed the lead in the top of the fifth inning, but McCarthy gave up three runs in the bottom of the frame before being pulled. This was just the second time in his last nine starts that he gave up more than two earned runs. He’ll attempt to rebound against the Braves in his next outing.
Jul 14 - 10:33 PM

Brandon McCarthy allowed two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Royals.

McCarthy was sharp in his first start since a stint on the disabled list due to right knee tendinitis, scattering six hits and two walks over his six innings of work. Unfortunately for the tall drink of water, his bullpen wasn't able to hold onto the lead he handed them, leaving him out of the decision. Even so, it was a strong end to a very strong first half for the 34-year-old, who remains 6-3 with a 3.12 ERA and 1.13 WHIP at the break.
Jul 9 - 12:30 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4O'Koyea Dickson
5Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Yu Darvish
3Alex Wood
4Rich Hill
5Kenta Maeda
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brock Stewart
9Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Tony Watson
4Brandon Morrow
5Luis Avilan
6Grant Dayton
7Tony Cingrani
8Ross Stripling
9Josh Fields
10Edward Paredes
11Josh Ravin
12Walker Buehler
13Adam Liberatore
14Yimi Garcia