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Brandon McCarthy hits disabled list with shoulder soreness for second time this season

Jun 24, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

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As confirmed by the Athletics’ official Twitter feed, right-handed starter Brandon McCarthy was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday afternoon with ongoing discomfort in his throwing shoulder.

McCarthy missed only 15 days earlier this season with a similar shoulder issue, but it seems like he’ll be out much longer than that this time around.

“The last two weeks have been about as mentally harrowing as I have had in my career,” the 28-year-old told’s Casey Pratt late Saturday night. “Dealing with pain every day is miserable.”

McCarthy has registered a 2.54 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 52/19 K/BB ratio across 78 innings this season for third-place Oakland. He had a 3.32 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 123/25 K/BB ratio in 170 2/3 innings last year.

The A’s called up right-hander A.J. Griffin to fill McCarthy’s rotation spot. Danny Farquhar was DFA’d.

  1. proudlycanadian - Jun 24, 2012 at 4:11 PM

    Forget the official twitter feed. What did Amanda say on Twitter?

    • jwbiii - Jun 24, 2012 at 5:10 PM

      My first thought, too. No comment so far. Brandon was asked if chicks dig the DL. He ducked it in a humorous manner.

    • jwbiii - Jun 25, 2012 at 12:19 AM

      The only thing that seems vaguely related is this exchange with Nicole Vogelsong (Ryan’s better half is named Nicole):
      “Doing my best today to ‘worry about nothing, pray about everything’. Easier said than done! Have a blessed Sunday…”
      AMcC: “I’ll do the worrying you do the praying ;)”
      NV: “Deal! ;)”

      The Vogelsongs aren’t a bad looking couple either.

      And this is just too much fun not to toss out there:
      “Having to drive when I land is really cramping my in flight drinking”

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