60DBrandon McCarthy
SP ATL
1 week ago

McCarthy (knee) won't pitch again in 2018, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy suffered a setback during his rehab at the beginning of the month, and it's since been decided that there isn't enough time left for McCarthy to return to health in the next month. The 35-year-old declared that he'd retire following the 2018 season, so his baseball career appears to be over. He'll finish with a 4.20 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 1,223.2 innings through 15 years in the major leagues.

60DBrandon McCarthy
SP ATL
2 weeks ago

The Braves have returned McCarthy from his rehab assignment after aggravating his knee injury, and he'll remain on the 60-day disabled list.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander gave up two runs in two innings in his Friday assignment after two scoreless frames in his previous two turns for Triple-A Gwinnett. McCarthy will again wait out an injury as the team decides whether he'll rejoin the big-league roster and, perhaps, the rotation in 2018. The veteran holds a 4.92 ERA in 15 major-league starts.

60DBrandon McCarthy
SP ATL
4 weeks ago

McCarthy (knee) will start a rehab assignment at Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy will progress to the next step in his rehab after being placed on the DL in late June due to right knee tendinitis. The 35-year-old still believes that he'll be able to rejoin the fold at the major-league level this season, but in a bullpen role instead of the rotation.

60DBrandon McCarthy
SP ATL
1 month ago

McCarthy (knee) will retire at the end of the 2018 season, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy has been on the disabled list with right knee tendinitis since late June and said, "If I was going to keep playing, a month and a half ago I would have had the surgery that cleans the [knee] and I'd be back next year just a little bit after spring [training]." Instead, the veteran right-hander will hope to provide some help to the Braves bullpen over the final month of the season. The 35-year-old is scheduled to throw live batting practice Saturday and could subsequently begin a minor-league rehab assignment if all goes well.

60DBrandon McCarthy
SP ATL
1 month ago

McCarthy (knee) threw off a mound Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is an encouraging step for McCarthy, who has been on the disabled list since June 28 with right knee tendinitis. He's in the midst of making adjustments that will hopefully allow him to return to the Braves in September, albeit as a reliever.

60DBrandon McCarthy
SP ATL
2 months ago

The Braves transferred McCarthy (knee) to the 60-day disabled list Sunday, David O'Brien of The Athletic Atlanta reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy has been on the shelf for more than a month with right knee tendinitis and has yet to progress to throwing bullpen sessions, so it was unlikely he would be ready to return from the DL in less than 60 days anyway. If the veteran right-hander incurs no further setbacks from the knee injury and is able to reach all the necessary benchmarks in his rehab, he'll likely rejoin the Braves when rosters expand in September. It's uncertain if he'll still have a rotation spot waiting for him once he's healthy, however.

60DBrandon McCarthy
SP ATL
2 months ago

McCarthy hasn't progressed to mound work since being placed on the 10-day disabled list June 28 with right knee tendinitis, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy has been rehabbing at his home in Arizona over the last couple of weeks, but it doesn't seem as though he has made much notable progress in his recovery to this point. The right-hander is scheduled to rejoin the Braves on Thursday, at which time he'll likely be re-evaluated and potentially gain clearance to take the next step forward in his throwing program. Based on his current place in the recovery process, McCarthy may not be an option for the Atlanta rotation until at least mid-August.

60DBrandon McCarthy
SP ATL
2 months ago

McCarthy (knee) will not be ready to return from the 10-day disabled list next week, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy landed on the disabled list with right knee tendinitis in late June and the issue apparently hasn't improved enough to return next week, likely extending his absence through the All-Start break. Max Fried should continue to fill McCarthy's role in the Braves' starting rotation, assuming his blister issue doesn't cause further problems.

60DBrandon McCarthy
SP ATL
3 months ago

McCarthy was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with right knee tendinitis.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy threw only 74 pitches during Sunday's start against the Orioles and came into the start having not pitched in nine days. It remains unclear how long the veteran right-hander has been dealing with the injury, but he is now sidelined through the first week of July, at least.

60DBrandon McCarthy
SP ATL
3 months ago

McCarthy (6-3) earned the win Sunday against the Orioles, allowing three runs on five hits with no strikeouts across five innings. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

McCarthy only allowed five men to reach on the day, but two of those hits happened to be home runs which accounted for all the visitors' runs. Luckily he received plenty of early run support and left the ballpark with his first win in over a month. While his 4.92 ERA and 1.46 WHIP are nothing to write home about, McCarthy has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of his last seven starts. These types of outings should be enough to earn the veteran a few more wins moving forward, with his next start scheduled for Saturday against the Cardinals.