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Brandon McCarthy scratched Wednesday with sore shoulder

Jun 12, 2012, 7:20 PM EDT

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Bad news here for the A’s and Brandon McCarthy.

According to’s Jane Lee, the 28-year-old right-hander has been scratched from his scheduled Wednesday start against the Rockies due to lingering soreness in his throwing shoulder.

McCarthy is headed back to the Bay Area for an MRI and seems likely to be placed on the disabled list no matter what the exam shows. He’s already missed three starts this season with similar shoulder issues, so it’s obviously more severe than routine discomfort.

Tommy Milone will move up a day and start in his place against Colorado. Jarrod Parker will go Thursday.

McCarthy, 28, has registered a 2.79 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 47/18 K/BB ratio through 71 innings this season. He is currently scheduled to become a free agent five days after the conclusion of the 2012 World Series.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 12, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    Curses! There goes my fantasy team. I also have Morrow. Stay healthy Price!

  2. NJgriffNC - Jun 13, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    Man this guy is fragile.

  3. APBA Guy - Jun 13, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Ray and Glen (he’s still there, this was supposed to be Hatteberg’s debut) sounded like this was not routine soreness for McCarthy. They had no specific detail other than what Drew reported, but their tone of voice was not optimistic.

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