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04/27 20:12 CDT Dodgers pitcher McCarthy out for season with elbow injury
Dodgers pitcher McCarthy out for season with elbow injury
By JOE RESNICK
LOS ANGELES (AP) --- Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy will miss the rest of the
season with a torn elbow ligament, creating a hole in the middle of the
rotation for a Los Angeles team with World Series aspirations.
McCarthy left Saturday's game at San Diego in the sixth inning when he gave up
his third home run of the night in an 11-8 victory. He had an MRI that revealed
a torn ulnar collateral ligament, ending his first season with the Dodgers
after four starts.
The slim right-hander was 3-0 despite a 5.87 ERA and nine home runs allowed in
23 innings. The 10-year veteran, who turns 32 on July 7, signed a $48 million,
four-year contract with the Dodgers in December after spending last season with
the Arizona Diamondbacks and New York Yankees.
McCarthy was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, retroactive to April
26. Left-hander Adam Liberatore was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
This is McCarthy's 11th trip to the DL since making his major league debut with
the Chicago White Sox in 2005, but none of the previous ones were due to an
elbow injury. He has pitched for six teams, including Texas and Oakland, and is
55-65 with a 4.13 ERA.