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Brandon McCarthy said Wednesday that he has recovered to the point where his concussion and brain injury is almost no longer a factor.

Very encouraging news. McCarthy agreed to a two-year, $15.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks this week and will join a rotation which is also set to include Ian Kennedy, Trevor Cahill, Wade Miley and either Tyler Skaggs or Patrick Corbin. The 29-year-old right-hander has a history of shoulder issues and has never thrown more than 170 1/3 innings in a season, but he should be effective as long as he can stay on the field.