Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - The Arizona Diamondbacks McCarthy agreed to
terms on a two-year contract with pitcher Brandon on Friday.
The deal worth $15.5 million, according to MLB.com, and will become official
pending a physical.
Over 18 starts with the Oakland Athletics last season, McCarthy posted an 8-6
record and a career-best 3.24 earned run average.
The seven-year veteran missed the end of the 2012 season after he was struck
in the head with a batted ball in a game against the Los Angeles Angels on
McCarthy needed surgery to repair an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and
skull fracture, but is expected to have a normal throwing program this winter.
In 153 career appearances -- 99 starts -- McCarthy is 37-39 with a 4.02 ERA
and 447 strikeouts. The right-hander has previously pitched for the Chicago
White Sox and Texas in addition to the A's.
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