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Career W-L
42-53
 
Career ERA
4.20
Name  Brandon McCarthy
Born  7/7/1983
Height  6-7
Weight  200
Number  32
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot9/8/2013 10:27:00 AM
Description: Arizona starter Brandon McCarthy was outstanding Saturday in a win over San Francisco.
Insight: McCarthy (8 IP, 6 H, 1 ER, 6 K's 1 BB) kept the Giants in check by featuring his signature sinker-ball. He's been a horse lately, going at least seven innings in each of his last three outings (1.88 ERA over that span).
 
7/19/2013 5:11:00 PM
Description: According to Kyndra de St. Aubin of ArizonaSports.com, Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) will start his rehab assignment with Triple-A Reno Sunday.
Insight: McCarthy hasn't pitched since May 30 due to right shoulder discomfort. Manager Kirk Gibson has previously said McCarthy would need two rehab starts, but the right-hander said Friday that how many starts he makes is still undecided. I think it just depends on what they need," said the right-hander. "Throw Sunday and if you get your innings and you get your pitches and you're pretty close to being ready then it's just kind of up to them if they want to let me stretch out in a big league game or another one in Reno is fine, it's just kind of up to them at this point."
 
7/14/2013 3:26:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment later this week, according to Jack Magruder of FoxSportsArizona.com.
Insight: McCarthy hasn't pitched since May 30 due to right shoulder discomfort. He'll make at least two rehab starts, manager Kirk Gibson said.
 
7/9/2013 9:16:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said he doesn't expect Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) to return to the rotation immediately after the All-Star break, according to Jack Magruder of FoxSportsArizona.com.
Insight: McCarthy hasn't pitched since May 30 due to right shoulder discomfort. He could end up being out until August.
 
7/1/2013 1:01:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) is expected to throw a bullpen session Monday afternoon, according to the Arizona Republic.
Insight: McCarthy threw a bullpen session on June 21 but he has had to take a step back after experiencing fatigue in his shoulder. The right-hander has been sidelined since May 30 due to shoulder inflammation and is still out indefinitely.
 
6/27/2013 4:05:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) had to play catch on flat ground Wednesday instead of off a mound due to shoulder fatigue, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic.
Insight: McCarthy threw a bullpen session last week but he has had to take a step back after experiencing fatigue. The right-hander has been sidelined since May 30 due to shoulder inflammation and is still a few weeks away from returning.
 
6/21/2013 8:58:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday, according to Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com.
Insight: McCarthy has been on the disabled list since the beginning of June due to shoulder inflammation. He'll throw another bullpen session within the next few days.
 
6/18/2013 9:40:00 AM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, according to Jack Magruder of FOXSportsArizona.com.
Insight: It will be his first time on the mound since going on the DL with shoulder inflammation. The right-hander also had a seizure nine days ago but is fine.
 
6/9/2013 9:40:00 AM
Description: D'Backs starter Brandon McCarthy suffered a seizure last week and had to be rushed to the hospital. SOURCE: Arizona Republic
Insight: McCarthy was in a restaurant with his wife when the seizure happened. He's doing well and the team expects him to resume throwing within the next couple of days. The righthander is on the DL with shoulder inflammation.
 
6/1/2013 4:38:00 PM
Description: The Diamondbacks have placed starter Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
Insight: He'll have an MRI Sunday in Arizona. The right-hander is 2-4 with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP this season. He has a history of shoulder problems. Randall Delgado has been recalled but fantasy owners can hold off on adding him. We could also see prospect Tyler Skaggs get called up.
 
5/30/2013 6:46:00 PM
Description: The Rangers torched Brandon McCarthy on Thursday.
Insight: In 2 2/3 innings, the Arizona starter allowed six runs on nine hits without any strikeouts. That snaps McCarthy's five-game unbeaten streak. He'll look to get back on track Tuesday at St. Louis.
 
Hot5/18/2013 9:41:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks right-hander Brandon McCarthy dominated Miami for his third career shutout Saturday night.
Insight: McCarthy gave up three hits and walked two to win his first game of the season. McCarthy was battered for 61 hits and 30 earned runs in his first 40 innings this year, but he has held opponents scoreless over 17 innings in his last two outings.
 
5/12/2013 7:54:00 PM
Description: D'Backs righthander Brandon McCarthy didn't allow a run in eight innings Sunday against Philadelphia.
Insight: Unfortunately, Arizona's bullpen gave up four in the next two frames to lose 4-2 in extra innings. McCarthy (0-3, 5.63 ERA) hasn't won a game since last August. That's a span of nine starts without a win.
 
Cold4/16/2013 10:50:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy has a 7.47 ERA and 2.04 WHIP through three starts with his new team.
Insight: McCarthy has allowed 28 hits in just 15 2/3 innings, and he made it through just four innings Tuesday against New York. The right-hander has posted an ERA in the low threes in each of the last two seasons, so we're willing to give him more time.
 
2/27/2013 8:43:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks starter Brandon McCarthy fanned four batters in two innings Wednesday in his first game action since taking a line drive off the head nearly six months ago when he was with Oakland.
Insight: McCarthy had to undergo emergency brain surgery last season after being struck in the head. He signed a two-year deal with Arizona in December and slots in as the fourth starter behind Ian Kennedy, former Athletics teammate Trevor Cahill and Wade Miley. McCarthy induces a lot of ground balls, which should help him keep the ball in the park at Chase Field.
 
12/7/2012 6:48:00 PM
Description: The Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with righthander Brandon McCarthy on a new two-year, $15.5 million deal according to the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro.
Insight: A solid acquisition for the D'Backs, who are also said to be pursuing James Shields in a potential four-team swap. If McCarthy can stay healthy, he should be just as good as he was a year ago (8-6, 3.24 ERA in 18 starts).
 
12/2/2012 11:28:00 AM
Description: Nick Piecoro from the Arizona Republic says the Diamondbacks have shown interest in free agent starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy.
Insight: McCarthy was recently cleared to resume throwing just three months after suffering a horrific head injury, so he should be ready to go again by the start of the 2013 season. Most think McCarthy will return to Oakland but we wouldn't rule out Arizona just yet.
 
11/14/2012 9:08:00 PM
Description: Free agent starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy has been cleared to resume baseball activities. McCarthy suffered a serious head injury after being struck by a line drive in early September.
Insight: All signs point to McCarthy being at full strength again by the start of next season. He went 8-6 in 2012 with a 3.24 ERA in 111 innings.
 
11/7/2012 9:29:00 PM
Description: The Cubs are looking at free agent starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy according to the Chicago Sun-Times' Gordon Wittenmyer.
Insight: Chicago dealt pitchers Paul Maholm and Ryan Dempster before the trade deadline last season so the team obviously has a few holes to fill in the rotation. The Cubs have also shown an interest in former Brewers and Blue Jays righthander Shaun Marcum (7-4, 3.70 ERA for Milwaukee in 2012).
 
11/3/2012 8:46:00 PM
Description: The San Francisco Chronicle reports that free agent righthander Brandon McCarthy is drawing lots of interest on the open market.
Insight: Injuries derailed McCarthy's 2012 season but at age 29, the groundball specialist still has plenty left to offer. McCarthy doesn't strike many hitters out (just 73 in 111 innings last season) but his consistently low ERA (3.29 since 2011) is helpful for fantasy purposes.