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Brandon McCarthy rejoining A’s after six weeks on DL

Aug 10, 2012, 12:46 PM EDT

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One of the many remarkable things about the A’s rise to playoff contention is that they’ve done most of their winning without Brandon McCarthy, who’s been on the disabled list since mid-June with a shoulder injury.

Before going on the DL he was Oakland’s staff ace, throwing 78 innings with a 2.54 ERA and 52/19 K/BB ratio after doing similarly impressive work last year with a 3.32 ERA in 171 frames.

McCarthy missing big chunks of time with injuries is standard operating procedure, but he’s due back from the DL for tonight’s game against the White Sox. He reported no problems after a bullpen session earlier this week and tossed six shutout innings in his most recent rehab start.

  1. foreverchipper10 - Aug 10, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    Insert comment about his smokin’ hot wife here.

  2. APBA Guy - Aug 10, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    I hope he can:

    1) win tonight,
    2) pitch effectively
    3) stay healthy for the rest of the season

    The beloved A’s are going to need him, especially as their platoon of kid pitchers grows more and more fatigued.

  3. Josh A. - Aug 10, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    I hope this “pitching” thing doesn’t cut into his time thinking of funny things to tweet.

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