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Diamondbacks interested in free agent right-hander Brandon McCarthy

Nov 30, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT

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Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic passes along word that the Diamondbacks have expressed interest in free agent right-hander Brandon McCarthy. The D’Backs actually pursued McCarthy two years ago before he latched on with the A’s, though he’s obviously a different pitcher now than he was back then.

McCarthy posted a 3.24 ERA and 73/24 K/BB ratio over 111 innings with the A’s this season prior to being hit in the head by a line drive on September 5 and undergoing emergency brain surgery. The 29-year-old right-hander was cleared to resume baseball activities earlier this month and is slated to begin throwing in December.

Piecoro speculated about the possibility of McCarthy earlier this week and noted that Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers isn’t willing to go beyond two years for a starting pitcher. There are concerns about McCarthy’s history of shoulder issues, but he should be able to land a multi-year deal in this market.



  1. rickeye9 - Nov 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    I’ll take him in a heartbeat

  2. canadabaseball - Nov 30, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    The blue jays should pick him up

  3. docktorellis - Nov 30, 2012 at 11:49 PM

    Would love to see Terry Ryan make a run at him. He’d be an instant fan favorite, assuming he’s okay post-injury.

  4. djjackson81 - Dec 1, 2012 at 3:52 PM

    Hopefully the Diamondbacks get this done he would be a nice insurance piece in our rotation,

  5. djjackson81 - Dec 1, 2012 at 3:55 PM

    I can see
    Corbin/Skaggs/Bauer -Hudson back in July

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