15DBrandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 days ago

McCarthy (hip) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has spent much of this season on the DL, starting just eight games resulting with a 3.63 ERA. He may return to the Dodgers in early-to-mid September, and the club could use depth, considering they have five other starting pitchers on the DL and Julio Urias presumably on an inning restriction.

15DBrandon McCarthy
SP LAD
1 week ago

McCarthy (hip) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers have yet to indicate when they'll bring McCarthy off the DL, but more information should be known as he increases his workouts in the coming days. However, the Dodgers have one of the MLB's deepest bullpens, so they're in no need to rush McCarthy's return as their relievers have a collective ERA of 3.31, the third-lowest in the league.

15DBrandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

McCarthy (hip) was placed on the disabled list, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy had said that he expected to go on the DL, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. The club hasn't diagnosed the injury, which is currently being described as stiffness. McCarthy struggled during limited action Saturday, allowing three earned runs over 1.2 innings. However, before said contest, McCarthy had put together a sound 3.00 ERA and 1.12 WHIP.

15DBrandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

McCarthy (hip) said after Saturday's game that he expects to go on the 15-day DL, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While McCarthy said he felt healthy and confident coming into Saturday's start, he only managed to record five outs against the Pirates before leaving with hip stiffness. Manager Dave Roberts said after the game that McCarthy hurt his hip fielding a bunt in Colorado last week and that issue has affected his command. It sounds like a DL move may be made Sunday with the Dodgers adding depth to a bullpen that was taxed as a result of McCarthy's abbreviated outing.

15DBrandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

McCarthy left Saturday's start with right hip stiffness, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports. He gave up three earned runs on two hits and five walks while striking out three over 1.2 innings before exiting.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers were about to have too many starters to fill the five rotation spots, so McCarthy's hip injury presumably means he will be the odd man out next week -- assuming Rich Hill (blister) is able to return Saturday. McCarthy will likely be given some time to rest and get his hip right, at which point he could join the bullpen or the rotation. His status should be updated further in the coming days as more details about the injury are revealed.

15DBrandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

McCarthy felt healthy during workouts this week and is expected to start Saturday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy felt confident in his performance during this week's bullpen sessions, enough so that he feels ready for Saturday's start against the Pirates. McCarthy owns a solid 3.00 ERA for the season, but has struggled in recent contests, as he's posted a 5.91 ERA and 1.97 WHIP over his last three outings.

15DBrandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

McCarthy, who is believed to be dealing with mechanical issues, may start Saturday's game against the Pirates, but he will first need to complete a bullpen session Thursday, Dodger Insider's Jon Weisman reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is not dealing with an official injury, but has only pitched 33 innings since recovering from Tommy John surgery, so it is natural to think something could be bothering him physically. If he makes it through Thursday's session, he is expected to take the ball Saturday, but if not, Julio Urias is the prime candidate to make that start.

15DBrandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

McCarthy will remain in the rotation at least through Saturday's start against Pittsburgh, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy has failed to get an out in the fifth inning in any of his past three starts, in which has walked 12 batters against just nine strikeouts. His ERA has jumped from 1.61 to 3.00 as a result. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he believes McCarthy's struggles are mechanical, not physical. If he doesn't figure things out in a hurry, his rotation spot will be in jeopardy.

15DBrandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

McCarthy lasted just 3.2 innings in Sunday's start versus the Red Sox, allowing two runs on two hits and five walks. He did not strike out a batter and did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy was given the early hook despite throwing just 65 pitches Sunday, as he allowed the Red Sox to string together rallies in the third and fourth innings and was lucky to escape without any further damage against. McCarthy has given the Dodgers very little over his last three starts, as he has managed just 10.2 total innings and has allowed seven runs to nearly double his ERA to an even 3.00. The date of McCarthy's next start has yet to be revealed by the club, and it would not be terribly surprising to see him bumped from the rotation for the time being, given his latest string of results.

15DBrandon McCarthy
SP LAD
4 weeks ago

McCarthy will start Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy was on track to make his next start Monday, but he will move up a day with Rich Hill (blister) unable to take the ball Sunday as hoped. McCarthy has not gone over 85 pitches in any of his starts this season, but he does own quality ratios with a 2.76 ERA and 1.02 WHIP.