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Height/Weight: 6-7/200 | Birthdate: 7/7/1983 | Birthplace: Glendale, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: Lamar CC CO | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: /images/players/unknown_hat.gif | Owned/Started%: 69/41 | Average Draft Position: 248.83

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Royals focusing on Santana, Liriano and Hunter in free agency


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) The Royals appear to be focusing their free-agent efforts on starting pitchers Ervin Santana and Francisco Liriano, as well as veteran outfielder Torii Hunter, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The Royals could also consider free agent pitchers Brandon McCarthy, Edinson Volquez and Jason Hammel.


Brandon McCarthy waiting on market to develop


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2014) The Yankees have engaged free agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy in talks to return to the Bronx in 2015, but the pitcher is waiting on the market to develop before making a decision, CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman reports.

McCarthy is popular in the free agent market as a second-tier option behind the top available pitchers, Heyman adds. He'll likely take his time in the hopes of signing the best possible deal once high-level options begin to dry up for potential suitors. McCarthy excelled after moving from Arizona to New York, going 7-5 with a 2.89 ERA and 82:13 K:BB ratio in 90 1/3 innings over 14 starts with the Yankees.


Yankees targeting mid-level starters to bolster 2015 rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) The Yankees have their sights set on mid-level free agent pithers such as Brandon McCarthy and Jason Hammel as they try to bolster their rotation, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, who has also reported that they hope to bring back lefty Chris Capuano as well.

McCarthy thrived after landing with the Yankees in early July, recording a 7-5 mark and lowering his ERA from 5.01 to 4.05. Hammel finished 10-11 with a 3.47 ERA with the Cubs and Athletics combined.


Brandon McCarthy allows five runs in loss vs. Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy took a loss Tuesday, allowing five earned runs on 11 hits in 5 1/3 innings while striking out eight in his team's 5-4 defeat against the Orioles.

McCarthy (10-15) was rocked for three home runs in the loss, marking the second time in five starts that he's served up three long balls. After pitching better since coming to New York, the starter owns a 4.05 ERA and 175:33 K:BB ratio in 200 innings. He isn't scheduled for another start.


Brandon McCarthy wins one Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy turned in a strong start Wednesday against the Rays.

McCarthy allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings. He struck out four and walked one during the outing. McCarthy looked good to open the start, tossing three scoreless frames to open the game. He allowed his first run in the fourth inning. With two outs, Evan Longoria belted a solo home run against McCarthy. After a scoreless fifth inning, Longoria struck again in the sixth. This time, Longoria brought in a run on a ground out. 

With the win, McCarthy improved to 10-14. He’ll take on the Orioles in his next start. 


Brandon McCarthy earns the win Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy tossed a strong start Saturday against the Royals.

McCarthy allowed two runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one during the outing. McCarthy got off to a nice start, tossing two scoreless, hitless innings to open the game. A leadoff single wound up hurting him in the third. With a man on, McCarthy quickly managed two outs. He then gave up two straight singles, including a run-scoring knock to Alex Gordon. McCarthy would recover well, tossing three scoreless innings. He was tagged for another run in the seventh. A leadoff double advanced to third on a groundout, and managed to score on a sac fly. McCarthy was pulled from the game at that point. 

With the win, McCarthy improved to 9-14. He’ll take on the Orioles in his next start.


Late trouble sends Brandon McCarthy to 14th loss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Yankees starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy could not hold a three-run lead Sunday at Toronto, as the Blue Jays rallied for a 4-3 win. The right-hander was charged with four runs on five hits and two walks, while striking out four in six-plus innings.

McCarthy (8-14) was in control for most of the afternoon and tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings before falling apart with two outs in the sixth inning. He allowed back-to-back solo home runs to Melky Cabrera and Jose Bautista, which cut the Yankees' lead to one run. 

He then gave up a solo home run to Edwin Encarnacion leading off the seventh inning and was pulled after walking Dioner Navarro with no outs. Dellin Betances relieved McCarthy, but the inherited runner scored with two outs, charging the run to McCarthy.

McCarthy has lost four of his last five starts, and he's allowed four or more earned runs in two straight starts. McCarthy had allowed a total of one home run in his previous five starts. He's expected to make his next start Saturday against the Royals.


Brandon McCarthy gets knocked around Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy had a tough start Tuesday against the Tigers.

McCarthy allowed five runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked two during the outing. Detroit was able to chip away at McCarthy throughout the start. He ran into some unusual control issues in the second inning. McCarthy walked and hit a batter en route to loading the bases. He then walked in a run. Another run came across on a single the following inning. McCarthy was able to get through the next two innings without giving up a run. The Tigers led off the sixth hitting a single, double and a run-scoring single. A double-play brought in the second run of the inning. McCarthy was pulled after giving up another run-scoring single in the seventh. 

With the loss, McCarthy fell to 8-13. He’ll take on the Blue Jays in his next start. 


Brandon McCarthy hitting his stride


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/21/2014) Brandon McCarthy has had a wild career, hasn't he? Between the minor-league accolades, the early struggles with the White Sox and Rangers, the eventual breakthrough with the Athletics, the career-threatening head injury and the disastrous stay in Arizona, nailing down just who he is has been an exercise in futility.

Which is why I don't mind just riding the wave with him.

The signs for what he's doing now where there even before joining the Yankees. He may have had a 3-10 record and 5.01 ERA in 18 starts with the Diamondbacks, but he also had a 3.82 FIP, which estimates what a pitcher's ERA really should be. And that FIP would have been even lower if not for a suspiciously high home run rate for a pitcher who induces as many ground balls as he does.

I'll admit I didn't put much stock in that argument at the time of the trade, believing McCarthy's FIP was inflated by a couple of high-strikeout games earlier in the season and that the home runs would only increase in Yankee Stadium. Instead, the strikeouts have become more frequent and the home runs less frequent.

It culminated with a complete-game shutout Thursday afternoon against the Astros, his fifth start in eight as a Yankee with seven or more strikeouts. Looks like the Athletics version of McCarthy is back.


Brandon McCarthy overpowers Astros in complete-game win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2014) Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy tossed another gem Thursday, as he dominated the Astros in a complete-game shutout win.

McCarthy tossed his first complete game of the season, as he mowed through the Astros on 107 pitches. He allowed just four hits -- two doubles -- in the game, while retiring eight batters on strikeouts and 11 on groundballs in the 3-0 win.

McCarthy has been lights out since joining the Yankees, posting a 5-2 record and 1.90 ERA in his eight starts. He will try to keep the good times rolling when he takes on the Tigers Tuesday.


Brandon McCarthy picks up a loss Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy couldn't manage a win Friday against the Rays.

McCarthy allowed four runs, two earned, on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out seven and walked one. McCarthy found himself in trouble immediately. He loaded the bases after facing the first three hitters. Two runs scored on groundouts during the inning. McCarthy would later be charged with two unearned runs in the seventh inning, after an error put the first runner on base. 

With the loss, McCarthy dropped to 7-12. He'll take on the Astros in his next start. 


Yankees announce rotation after rainout, skip Hiroki Kuroda


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) The Yankees will skip Hiroki Kuroda's next turn in the rotatio in order to give the pitcher some extra rest.

In the wake of Tuesday's postponement, the team announced that Michael Pineda would remain Wednesday's scheduled starter, with Brandon McCarthy due to pitch Friday, Shane Greene set for Saturday and Chris Capuano, who drew the start Monday, getting the call Sunday.


Brandon McCarthy performs well in loss to Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Yankees right-hander Brandon McCarthy pitched well Saturday against Cleveland, but not well enough to match pitches with Indians hot starter Corey Kluber.

McCarthy yielded the first career homer to light-hitting Jose Ramirez in the second and finished with two runs and seven hits allowed in 6 1/3 innings. He walked none and fanned eight. He has surrendered just 12 earned runs in his last 49 1/3 innings pitched.

He is set to start again Friday at Tampa Bay.


Brandon McCarthy continues to excel in New York


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy fell one out shy of a quality start in a win Monday night against the Tigers, improving to 7-10 on the year. The right-hander permitted one unearned run on five hits and two walks while striking out eight over 5 2/3 innings of a 2-1 victory.

McCarthy has posted a sterling 2.08 ERA over his first five starts with his new club. Overall, he owns a 4.37 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over 23 starts (140 innings). His next start will come Saturday at home against the Indians.

Brandon McCarthy surrenders four runs in win vs. Rangers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy picked up a win Tuesday after allowing four earned runs on nine hits and one walk in six innings and striking out three in his team's 12-11 victory over the Rangers.

McCarthy (6-10) has won three straight starts, but Tuesday's outing was his ugliest performance since joining the Yankees in early July. He owns a 4.56 ERA and 113:24 K:BB ratio in 134 1/3 innings. McCarthy is scheduled to face the Tigers Monday.


Brandon McCarthy wins second straight with Yankees


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy continued to pitch well with his new club on Thursday, limiting the Rangers to only one run on four hits over six innings to improve to 5-10 on the season. The right-hander struck out five and walked two in 209 pitches, 74 for strikes.

McCarthy has won back-to-back decisions with his new team, and has allowed only two earned runs over that 12-inning span. McCarthy will look to make it three consecutive wins in a rematch against the Rangers in Arlington on Tuesday.

Brandon McCarthy fans nine in first win as a Yankee


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy put together a gem, striking out nine for the win with his new club Saturday against the Reds. 

McCarthy (4-10) allowed a solo home run to Chris Heisey in the fifth inning for his only damage of the afternoon. He permitted one run on six hits and no walks while striking out nine over six innings of a 7-1 victory. Of his 99 pitches, 71 were strikes.

Over his first two starts with his new club covering 12 2/3 innings, McCarthy has allowed only two earned runs. He owns a 4.63 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 20 starts (122 1/3 innings) this season. His next start will come Thursday at home against Texas.


Yankees announce first three starters after ASG


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) Yankees manager announced part of his post-break pitching plans on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

The team will roll with David Phelps Friday night against the Reds, followed by Brandon McCarthy and Hiroki Kuroda. The team has not named a fourth and fifth starter, though Chase Whitley and Shane Greene both appear to candidates for the vacant spots.


Brandon McCarthy earns no decision in first Yankees start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Yankees pitcher Brandon McCarthy gave up one earned run in his debut with the club Wednesday.

McCarthy found himself in some trouble early on. After Carlos Santana reached on an error, the Indians managed to drive in three runs. None of those runs were officially charged to McCarthy due to the error. McCarthy settled in after that, posted three straight scoreless innings before allowing another run in the fifth. 

McCarthy allowed four runs, one earned, on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings in his team debut. Josh Tomlin also gave up four runs, so McCarthy did not factor into the decision. It’s unclear where McCarthy will slot into the team’s rotation following the All-Star break. 


Brandon McCarthy reports; set to start Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Recently acquired right-hander Brandon McCarthy didn't take long to land with the Yankees. He has reported to the team and is scheduled to start Wednesday in Cleveland.

The Yankees hope McCarthy can perform far better than he did with Arizona this season. He compiled a 3-10 record with a 5.01 ERA.


Brandon McCarthy to make Yankees debut Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who was traded from the Diamondbacks to the Yankees Sunday, told reporters he will make his New York debut Wednesday at Cleveland, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Yankees trade for starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) The Yankees acquired starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy from the Diamondbacks Sunday in exchange for pitcher Vidal Nuno.

McCarthy is 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 18 starts this season. However, he is 2-0 with a 2.13 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings over his last two starts.


Offense backs Brandon McCarthy up for second straight win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy received plenty of rare offensive support Thursday, in a 10-2 win over the Pirates.

The Diamondbacks offense did not get going until the sixth inning, but they backed McCarthy up in a way that hasn't happened much this year. McCarthy fell one out shy of his second quality start in a row, as he ended up allowing two runs on eight hits and a pair of walks over 5 2/3 innings. He also struck out six batters on 100 pitches.

McCarthy improved his record to 3-10 in his second straight start. He also lowered his ERA to 5.01, and will try to extend his winning streak to three games when he takes on the Marlins Tuesday.  


Brandon McCarthy ends losing streak with second win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy ended his long losing streak Friday, in a 2-1 win over the Padres.

McCarthy won for the first time in 10 starts, and his last win also came against these Padres. He put together one of his best starts of the season Friday, allowing just one run on six hits over seven innings, while striking out seven batters and picking up 10 ground ball outs.

McCarthy  finally snapped his losing streak, improving his record to 2-10 in 17 starts. He still has a 5.11 ERA heading into his next start, set for Thursday in Pittsburgh. 


Brandon McCarthy, Josh Collmenter swapped in rotation order


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) The Diamondbacks had to shuffle their rotation a bit Wednesday, after starter Josh Collmenter was used in relief during Tuesday's marathon win over the Indians.

Collmenter, who was scheduled to pitch Friday against the Padres, will instead be pushed back to start Saturday, reports MLB.com. That means Brandon McCarthy will take the mound Friday, though he still gets an extra day of rest thanks to two scheduled off days since his last start.