60DBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 18 hours ago

McCarthy (elbow) will face live batters Monday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

If all goes well with the live bullpen session, it's possible he will head out on a rehab assignment not too far down the road. The veteran hurler is still expected to return in early July despite a minor setback earlier in his rehab, but McCarthy's status should continue to be updated as he draws closer to a return from the disabled list.

60DBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 7 days ago

McCarthy (elbow) resumed his throwing program Monday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McCarthy delayed his throwing program on Saturday, but has not yet been given a rehab assignment. McCarthy is expected to return to the Dodgers in early July by president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, despite his short setback on Saturday.

60DBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 1 week ago

McCarthy's (elbow) throwing program has been delayed, but president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said he still expects him to join the Dodgers in early July, the Los Angeles Times' Andy McCullough reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Previously a mid-to-late June return seemed possible, but that timetable no longer appears feasible. He has not yet gone on a rehab assignment, and when he does it will be at least several weeks worth of work in the minors before he joins the big league rotation. McCarthy is still a viable stash in very deep leagues, or leagues with DL spots, but it's worth noting that his rehab has hit a snag.

60DBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 2 weeks ago

McCarthy (elbow) is close to going on a rehab assignment, the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He threw one simulated inning Saturday and will throw another simulated outing in the coming days before heading out on a rehab assignment. A return sometime in June still seems possible if there are no setbacks from here on out.

60DBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 3 weeks ago

Manager Dave Roberts said Monday that McCarthy (elbow) will face six hitters during the week ahead, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McCarthy will face minor league competition for the first time this season while he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. He recently reached 89 mph during a bullpen session, and given this recent news, a return to the Dodgers at some point in June seems reasonable.

60DBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 3 weeks ago

McCarthy (elbow) could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment in 10-to-14 days, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This would seemingly put McCarthy in position to return to the team's starting rotation around the mid-to-late June timeframe, so he's right on schedule. That's assuming of course that the right-hander does not suffer any setbacks.

60DBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 1 month ago

McCarthy (elbow) is set to throw a bullpen session Saturday, J.P Hoonstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McCarthy has yet to progress beyond throwing bullpens to this point as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. Saturday will mark his second bullpen session of the week, but there's still no word on when he'll progress to throwing live batting practice. Mid-to-late June appears to be the likeliest return time frame for the veteran right-hander.

60DBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 1 month ago

McCarthy (elbow) threw a bullpen session for club officials Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's been throwing bullpen sessions for three months or so now, slowly rebuilding strength in his surgically repaired elbow. It seems club officials wanted to get an idea of where exactly McCarthy stands before plotting out the next steps in his rehab. A June return has been the team's target for McCarthy since before the start of spring training.

60DBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 3 months ago

McCarthy (elbow) threw off a mound briefly on Wednesday for the first time since his surgery, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It is good to see him finally get back on the mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in late April 2015. However, the Dodgers don't expect to have him back until late June or early July. In fact, they might have the pitching depth to allow him to knock the rust off at Triple-A for a longer stretch than would typically be the case. Either way, McCarthy should be treated as a stash candidate in leagues with multiple DL spots, and he should be placed on watch lists in other formats.

60DBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 3 months ago

McCarthy was moved to the 60-day DL on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

McCarthy remains on a long-term recovery timeline, with the team hoping to have him back from Tommy John surgery sometime in late-June or early-July. As such, he'll be removed from the 40-man roster for now to make room for the recently signed Louis Coleman.