Found July 15, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The long road back to the mound for Brandon McCarthy, appears to finally have an end in sight. The lanky right-hander will report to Triple-A Reno this weekend, to make the first of at least two projected rehab starts after being out of action since May 31st, with shoulder inflammation. After successfully completing a 65-pitch simulated game on Sunday, the next step on the agenda is for McCarthy is to build his arm strength during his rehabilitation stint. According to manager Kirk Gibson, McCarthy will not be activated until he is able to throw a 90-pitch game without any physical setbacks. In what has become an all too common occurrence, 2013 marked the fifth consecutive season that McCarthy has had his season interrupted by some form of shoulder discomfort or stress fracture. No stranger to the rehabilitation process, the popular Twitter personality detailed his plan of attack early on in his recovery: “One thing I have learned with this is that it’s better to take care of this when it needs to be taken care of than trying to come back a few days too early and then it’ll just happen again in a few weeks,” McCarthy said. “As long as I get rid of it and I’m good to go and it’ll just kind of stay that way." With Trevor Cahill on the disabled list and McCarthy's return estimated for early August, it's foreseeable that both Randall Delgado and Tyler Skaggs will continue to serve as effective placeholders in the rotation. While both have filled in with considerable aplomb, Delgado remains the most likely candidate to return to the bullpen when McCarthy is activated. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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