OUTBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 2 weeks ago

McCarthy (elbow) has thrown off the mound 4-5 times, as of late January, and said he is targeting a late-June return for the Dodgers, the Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reports.

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OUTBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 9 months ago

McCarthy (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Thursday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

The Dodgers moved McCarthy to the 60-day DL to free up a 40-man roster spot for lefty Eury De La Rosa, who was claimed off waivers from the A's. McCarthy underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday morning and is said to be targeting a return before the 2016 All-Star break.

OUTBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 9 months ago

McCarthy (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports.

This was an inevitability after tests revealed earlier in the week that McCarthy tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. The 31-year-old faces a lengthy recovery, but he said he hopes to return before next year's All-Star break.

OUTBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 10 months 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.

OUTBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 10 months 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.

OUTBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 10 months ago

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

OUTBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 10 months 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.

OUTBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 10 months 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.

OUTBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 10 months 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.

OUTBrandon McCarthy SP LAD 10 months 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.