Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:26:52 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy said he will not be wearing Major League Baseball's new protective caps for pitchers. McCarthy tested the new hats while throwing off a mound, playing catch and running and said, "I won't wear it in its current form." He doesn't consider the current cap to be "a major league-ready product." McCarthy said the hat is too big, and pitchers will be away of the size difference during competition. The protective cap also adds seven ounces of weight, which makes it "too hot," according to McCarthy.
Sun, 04 Aug 2013 12:51:03 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks have activated SP Brandon McCarthy (head) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, RP Tony Sipp was designated for assignment.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:45:37 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (head) will pitch for Triple-A Reno Friday, July 26.
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 11:36:43 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (head) is scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Reno Sunday, July 21. He will likely make one more rehab start after that before being re-evaluated.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:17:28 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said the team is not looking to trade for a starting pitcher at this time because he believes SPs Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) and Trevor Cahill (hip) will be able to return.
Thu, 11 Jul 2013 17:14:15 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said he believes SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) will be able to return to the team by the end of July.
Thu, 27 Jun 2013 11:16:33 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) threw from flat ground on Wednesday, June 26. McCarthy was supposed to throw a bullpen session earlier in the week but didn't because he felt fatigue in his right shoulder, according to manager Kirk Gibson.
Fantasy Tip: McCarthy threw a bullpen at the end of last week, so this isn't really progress, but at least he didn't feel soreness. If it's just a bit of a dead period following inactivity, the righty may be close to making actual progress. He's supposedly been pain-free for weeks, but if he doesn't make significant headway soon, it looks like fantasy owners won't see him until after the All-Star break.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:43:22 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday, June 21. He is scheduled to throw another bullpen session at a later date.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:02:53 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) threw on flat ground at a distance of 105 feet Tuesday, June 18.
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 18:06:00 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) is expected to throw on flat ground Monday, June 17 at Chase Field. "His shoulder feels good," manager Kirk Gibson said Sunday, June 16.