Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
1 month ago

McCarthy was included on the Dodgers' World Series roster, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy will take the roster spot of Kyle Farmer, who was strictly used as a pinch hitter this postseason, going 0-for-4 with an RBI. The 34-year-old has appeared in just three games since the start of August -- with his last outing coming Oct. 1 -- but the Dodgers ultimately decided his length in the bullpen would be beneficial. McCarthy posted a 3.98 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 92.2 innings this season.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 months ago

McCarthy (finger) was activated from the disabled list Friday and will pitch out of the bullpen, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Dodgers having clinched at least a tie in the National League West, the club will have plenty of chances to evaluate McCarthy's readiness to pitch in the postseason. Look for him to serve a multi-inning role should the Dodgers need somebody to clean up a messy start or eat some innings in a blowout.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 months ago

McCarthy (finger) will be activated from the 60-day DL on Friday when the Dodgers begin their final homestand, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although McCarthy appears to be on the verge of a return to the big-league club following Friday's rehab start with Triple-A Tulsa, the Dodgers will wait to bring him back until next weekend. There hasn't been much word on whether he will rejoin the rotation or take on a role in the bullpen, but that information will likely become present over the course of this upcoming week. Since McCarthy is currently off the 40-man roster, and the Dodgers are playing with a full roster at the moment, the team will need to make a corresponding move when they reinstate the right-hander.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 months ago

McCarthy (finger) looked good in Friday's rehab start and appears ready to rejoin the Dodgers, Barry Lewis of the Tulsa World reports.

EDGE Analysis

He gave up two earned runs on five hits and zero walks with two strikeouts in six innings for Triple-A Tulsa, throwing 50 of his 71 pitches for strikes. The Dodgers will likely activate him from the 60-day DL when eligible on Sept. 19, and he could slot into the rotation next week in Philadelphia. Of course, that would mean the Dodgers either go to a six-man rotation or they bump someone from the rotation. McCarthy could be an option to go to the bullpen, but considering he is now stretched out, that seems unlikely.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
2 months ago

McCarthy (finger) will make a rehab start at High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy is expected to throw five innings Friday night. With this latest news, it looks like the righty could be nearing his activation from the disabled list barring any setbacks. However, because he was moved to the 60-day DL, he'll have to remain out until at least Sept. 19.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 months ago

McCarthy (finger) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy continues to show little improvement in his recovery from a finger issue, and after struggling during his most recent rehab start -- allowing five earned runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings -- the Dodgers decided to shift him to the 60-day DL in order to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Charlie Culberson. The move will keep him sidelined until at least Sept. 19, and it's still unclear if he'll be able to rejoin the big club before the season ends.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 months ago

McCarthy (finger) will make another rehab start over the weekend, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy was originally supposed to make a rehab appearance for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday, but that was delayed because his blister reopened. He was able to throw bullpen session on Tuesday, and if all goes well in another bullpen Thursday, he'll make his next rehab start sometime over the weekend. The minor-league season is coming to a close, so if he's not ready to return to the majors after his next rehab appearance, the Dodgers will likely have to bring him back through a series of simulated games.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 months ago

McCarthy (finger) threw a bullpen session Tuesday but it is unclear when he will make his next rehab start, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was originally scheduled to pitch a rehab game for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday, but that was pushed back and the team has not announced when he will make his next start. Assuming he can return to action soon, McCarthy could be an option in some capacity in September. The Dodgers need an extra starter for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader in San Diego, but it does not sound like McCarthy will be a realistic option for that date.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 months ago

McCarthy (finger) is listed as the Friday starter for High-A Rancho Cucamonga, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The game notes list the assignment for McCarthy, who's been on the 10-day disabled list since July 24. His major-league presence would help. Alex Wood (chest) is set to miss at least one start, and despite the fact that Clayton Kershaw (back) may return soon, the Dodgers would be wise to incorporate McCarthy as at least an occasional starter after rosters expand to preserve the health of every member of their rotation possible as they head into the postseason. This may cloud how many outings their rotation members will receive as the regular season winds to a close, which may affect their remaining fantasy value. McCarthy, however, deserves a look in many leagues with his impending activation.

Brandon McCarthy
SP LAD
3 months ago

Manager Dave Roberts said McCarthy (finger) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment this week, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy is apparently over the blister issue that has kept him on the shelf for the last month. The length of his rehab assignment isn't clear at this point, but he'll join either High-A Rancho Cucamonga or Double-A Tulsa later in the week. Barring any setbacks, he's expected to return to the Dodgers when rosters expand in September.