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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy shut down

Sun, 22 May 2016 08:15:11 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) has been shut down after experiencing discomfort following a recent live batting practice session. Despite the setback, he is still estimated to return to action in early July. McCarthy will need to throw in several simulated-game situations before being cleared to begin a rehab assignment.

Fantasy Tip: McCarthy is recovering from Tommy John surgery and should be monitored by owners in NL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues. The 32-year-old right-hander went 3-0 with a 5.87 ERA in four starts last season, with 29 strikeouts in just 23 innings.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Orange County Register - Bill Plunkett

Dodgers | Mike Bolsinger returning Wednesday

Tue, 17 May 2016 16:57:12 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Mike Bolsinger (oblique) will be activated from the disabled list to start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wednesday, May 17, and temporarily give the Dodgers a six-man rotation. Bolsinger had a 2.25 ERA in two starts for Class AAA Oklahoma City on his rehab assignment. A solid start from Bolsinger could trigger a competition with SP Ross Stripling for the fifth spot, at least until SPs Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) and Brandon McCarthy (elbow) are ready.

Fantasy Tip: Bolsinger's fantasy value is limited to cavernous mixed and NL-only leagues, especially since he's not guaranteed a rotation spot past his start Wednesday. The 28-year-old posted a 6-6 record and 3.62 ERA in 2015 while fanning 8.1 per nine innings. If he wins a spot over Stripling and pitches well, those in deeper mixed leagues could give him a shot as a matchup play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ken Gurnick

Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy rehab update

Sun, 15 May 2016 07:52:36 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) needs to pitch in one more simulated game before being cleared to start a rehab assignment.

Fantasy Tip: McCarthy is recovering from Tommy John surgery and should return to the Dodgers' rotation this summer. The 32-year-old right-hander is worth monitoring in NL-only and deep mixed fantasy leagues.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy getting closer to return

Fri, 06 May 2016 17:39:52 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) could begin a rehab assignment within the next 10-14 days.

Fantasy Tip: McCarthy could step into the Dodgers' rotation at some point this summer after spending the last year recovering from Tommy John surgery. His progress should be monitored by owners in NL-only and cavernous mixed fantasy leagues.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy scheduled to throw

Wed, 04 May 2016 20:52:34 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) is scheduled to throw from a mound Thursday, May 5, in Los Angeles as he makes his way back from reconstructive elbow surgery.

Fantasy Tip: McCarthy is making slow and steady progress, and he could be back sometime this summer. Avoid him in fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health in a few starts without any setbacks or a pitch cap.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy throws bullpen

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 17:36:52 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) threw a bullpen session for team officials Tuesday, April 26.

Fantasy Tip: While he's still months away from his return, this is still a positive development for the veteran right-hander, who should join the Dodgers at some point during the summer after recovering from last year's Tommy John surgery. McCarthy merits attention as he gets closer, given his fine track record in the big leagues.

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Dodgers | LA Dodgers send several players to DL

Sun, 03 Apr 2016 13:13:16 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (leg) was among a number of players placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, April 3. Joining him were SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder), SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow), 2B Howie Kendrick (calf), INF Alex Guerrero (knee), C Yasmani Grandal (forearm), SP Brett Anderson (back), SP Mike Bolsinger (oblique) and RP Josh Ravin (wrist).

Fantasy Tip: Los Angeles' pitching depth figures to be tested right off the bat, as Ryi is expected to be out another month while McCarthy and Anderson may not return until the second half. Ethier's absence should make Carl Crawford a full-time player again until around June, making the ex-Tampa Bay Ray standout a fine under-the-radar fantasy option. The other notable name here is Grandal, who should be a serviceable catcher in fantasy if he is healthy. He is expected back in mid-April.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy will throw in May

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:53:15 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) doesn't expect to start throwing to hitters until May. At that point, he'll appear in some rehab games after and return mid-season.

Fantasy Tip: McCarthy was 3-0 with a 5.87 ERA in four starts with his new team last season before having to undergo Tommy John surgery last May. He had a good run in the Bronx with the Yankees the year prior, but owners would be advised to wait to see how McCarthy fares upon his return. There's some potential, but his window appears to be closing, too.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy set for Tommy John

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:50:19 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: It is safe to drop McCarthy in all seasonal fantasy formats, and likely everywhere outside of cavernous keeper/dynasty formats. Keep an eye out for Julio Urias, who is a young left-handed pitching phenom, and could earn a rotation spot later in the year. In the meantime, Scott Baker ($3,000, 6.0% of cap), who started Sunday, April 26, and Carlos Frias are candidates to start, however neither projects to have any significant fantasy impact.

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Dodgers | Brandon McCarthy done for the year

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:24:19 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Brandon McCarthy (elbow) has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and is done for the rest of the season.

Fantasy Tip: You can now drop McCarthy ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) in all yearly formats. Scott Baker, who filled in for a spot start yesterday against the San Diego Padres, could be in line to jump into the starting rotation as a result. Carlos Frias is another candidate to enter the fray. Both would be weak starting pitching options at FantasyScore. Julio Urias, the young left-handed pitching phenom, might be the long-term solution for a rotation spot later in the year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Los Angeles Times - Bill Shaikin