Dodgers sign McCarthy to four-year deal

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers made it official Tuesday and signed pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a four-year contract.

The Dodgers cut veteran reliever Brian Wilson, designating him for assignment to make room for McCarthy on the 40-man roster.

Financial terms of McCarthy's deal were not disclosed, but reports at last week's Winter Meetings indicated the deal was worth $48 million for the Glendale, California, native.

McCarthy is 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.

In nine seasons with the White Sox, Rangers, Athletics, Diamondbacks and Yankees, the 31-year-old right-hander owns a 52-65 record with a 4.09 ERA in 989 1/3 career innings.

Wilson, 32, was re-signed last December and had a 4.66 ERA in 61 appearances out of the bullpen in his second season with the Dodgers. The hirsute reliever is still owed $9.5 million by the team.