Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 18 hours ago1 Comment

McCarthy (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

The Dodgers wasted little time making the roster move after it was revealed hours earlier that McCarthy is suffering from a torn UCL and will likely require season-ending Tommy John surgery. Adam Liberatore was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move to give the Dodgers an extra arm in the bullpen, which could mean that current long man Carlos Frias moves to the rotation in place of McCarthy.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 19 hours ago

McCarthy (elbow) has been diagnosed with a torn UCL and will miss the remainder of the season, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

The Dodgers seemed optimistic that McCarthy was only dealing with tendinitis in his elbow after initial tests didn't reveal any structural damage, but a follow-up MRI revealed a worst-case scenario for the right-hander. McCarthy, who signed a four-year, $48 million deal with the Dodgers in the winter, will have to undergo his first career Tommy John operation, but it's yet another long-term injury setback in a career that's been full of them. He had appeared primed to take a step forward after a dominant 29:4 K:BB ratio over his first 23 innings this season that belied his 5.87 ERA, but it's now likely we won't see him pitch again until next summer. With McCarthy out of commission, Scott Baker now appears in line to enjoy a more permanent spot in the Dodgers' rotation.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 3 days ago

McCarthy said that he is hoping for tendonitis in his right elbow, reports.

Initial tests on his ligament came back negative after the game. McCarthy said that he has been battling this for about a week now. This is also similar to an injury he was playing with last season, but that only effected him during warm-ups and never in games. After the MRI test on Monday, his status for his next start will be clearer.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 3 days ago

McCarthy suffered right elbow tightness when he was pulled from Saturday's game.

McCarthy called for a trainer after allowing a home run to Justin Upton and was immediately pulled from the game. Tightness in an elbow can be difficult to judge long-term, so his availability for his next start is still up in the air.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 3 days ago

Brandon McCarthy suffered an apparent arm injury, The Orange County Register reports.

After giving up a home run to Justin Upton, McCarthy motioned to the dugout to be seen by the trainer. He was then removed from the game with the injury. He pitched five innings and given up six hits and six earned runs while striking out four batters. It is unknown if he will miss his next start.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 1 week ago

McCarthy threw six shutout innings against the Rockies on Sunday, striking out six while allowing three hits and two walks.

McCarthy finally was able to dodge the gopher ball issues that harmed him in his first two starts, allowing just five fly balls in those six innings.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 2 weeks ago

McCarthy gave up four home runs and five runs Monday but still struck out 10 batters in seven innings of work, earning a no-decision.

McCarthy has now given up six homers in his first two starts of the season and nine earned runs, good for an awful 6.78 FIP. Still, his strikeout numbers have been very high thus far, somewhat helping his fantasy value.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 3 weeks ago

McCarthy gave up four runs on nine hits, while striking out nine and walking one, in five innings to pick up the win against San Diego on Wednesday.

It wasn't an impressive outing, but it was still good enough to get the win. McCarthy struggled in the spring and he'll have to perform better to live up to his four-year, $48 million deal. His next outing will be Monday against Seattle.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 1 month ago

McCarthy by all accounts is healthy this spring, but after allowing six runs in his last outing, his ERA sits at 8.00 in nine innings of work.

Unless we hear reports to the contrary, McCarthy looks to set to start the third game of the season versus San Diego.

Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 4 months ago

McCarthy's deal with the Dodgers has been finalized, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

There was a slight delay in finalizing the deal after McCarthy had reportedly agreed to the contract with the Dodgers on Wednesday. McCarthy will open the season as the team's No. 4 starter, while looking to build off of a very good 2014 campaign that included an increased strikeout rate when he returned to throwing his cutter after being acquired by the Yankees mid-season.