Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Brandon McCarthy has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a UCL tear in his elbow.
The Dodgers signed McCarthy to a four-year contract this offseason, and the 31-year-old won all three of his decisions this year despite pitching to a 5.87 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over four starts.
The usually-upbeat McCarthy had his own unique take after receiving the news.
"(To) be fair, 31 years of use is a lot to ask for from a ligament," McCarthy wrote on his Twitter page.
McCarthy was coming off the first 200-inning season of his career. After posting a 3-10 record with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts with Arizona, he was traded in early July to the New York Yankees and went 7-5 with a 2.89 ERA over 14 outings. His 5.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio was ninth among all major league starters.
McCarthy owns a 55-65 record with a 4.13 ERA over 1,000-plus career innings.