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PHOENIX The phrases epidural hemorrhage and brain contusion do not usually inspire a punch line.
That is, unless you are right-hander Brandon McCarthy, who took social media to new heights by using his sense ofhumor to help get through the skull fracture he suffered when he was struck by an Erick Aybar line drive Sept. 4 while pitching for Oakland, injuries that left him in critical condition for several days. Even in the ambulances that transported him to one hospital and then another, McCarthy got on his Twitter account to continue his steady stream of insights, one-liners and dry observations that should make the newly signed starting pitcher a hit in the Diamondbacks clubhouse. A sample log of his week in the hospital during recovery from an operation that drained the hemorrhage and stabilized the fracture:Sept. 8: The good news in all of this is that I set up my fantasy lineups beforehand. So there should be no excuses at this point.Sept. 9: Does auto correct have a brain inj...
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PHOENIX (AP) -- Right-hander Brandon McCarthy and the Arizona Diamondbacks finalized their deal Tuesday on a 15.5 million, two-year contract.
Oakland's opening day starter last season, McCarthy was hit in the right side of the head by a line drive off the bat of the Los Angeles Angels' Erick Aybar on Sept. 5. The 29-year-old pitcher sustained an epidural hemorrhage, brain...
PHOENIX The Diamondbacks made a bold move involving two top prospects Tuesday when they acquired their shortstop of the future, Didi Gregorius, while severing ties with top 2011 draft pick Trevor Bauer in a three-team trade.
The D-backs acquired Gregorius in atwo-step deal that first saw Cleveland trade outfielder Shin-Soo Choo to Cincinnati for outfielder Drew Stubbs and Gregorius...
PHOENIX -- Do not let the Brandon McCarthy signing fool you. The Diamondbacks are not done with their offseason shopping.
In fact, with McCarthy in the starting rotation, the D-backs are even better positioned to make a trade for a top of the rotation starter andor a shortstop, their primary winter targets all along.
It takes two, of course. But they will remain active, and with...
Now that the Arizona Diamondbacks have filled what they
consider to be their areas of need through yesterday’s three-team trade,
general manager Kevin Towers told reporters, including Ken Rosenthal of FOX
Sports, that outfielder Justin Upton is “highly unlikely” to be traded this
Towers: "Highly unlikely" #DBacks trade Upton. Needs filled, better team...
Our take on Tuesday`s surprising three-team trade involving the Diamondbacks, Indians, and Reds.
Incidents in Connecticut this morning remind us of what a frightening world this can be. My thoughts and condolences to anyone affected by the tragedy.
Josh Hamilton signed with the Angels, and Torii Hunter was not happy about it.
This is some serious dedication.
Brandon McCarthy has a serious Twitter problem.
Nothing last night