After passing his latest tests to return from a fractured
skull suffered late into the 2012 season, right-hander Brandon McCarthy is
expected to resume throwing in December, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.
After passing his latest
tests to return from a gruesome comebacker, right-hander Brandon McCarthy is
expected to start throwing in December.
While pitching for the Oakland Athletics last season
McCarthy was struck in the head by a line drive. It not only ended his season
but endangered his life.
However, while his head injury was life threatening,
prospective suitors are more concerned with McCarthy’s “troublesome shoulder,” according
to Passan. McCarthy has been sidelined multiple times throughout his career due
to shoulder injuries, including several stretches last season.
After not pitching at the major league level during the 2010
season, McCarthy put together two solid years with the A’s. He maintained an
ERA of 3.29 over 43 starts in 2011-12 and the 29-year-old owns a career ERA of
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