SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Brandon McCarthy does not wish to be known as that player who got hit in the head.
At least for now, though, it’s an identity he can’t escape. When last seen in a major league baseball game Sept. 5, the right-hander — then with the A’s — was struck in the head by a vicious line drive. Read More
Christmas came early for Giants and A’s fans this season, in two fairly different forms.The Giants’ gift to their wildly fortunate fan base was straightforward. And as far as gifts go, it was pretty inexpensive.It was the gift of continuity, in the form of bringing back virtually every meaningful piece of the team that gave its city a second world title in three years. Read More
Pitcher Brandon McCarthy is ready for a normal offseason after being medically cleared this week to resume his regular routine, less than three months after being struck in the head by a line drive and undergoing emergency brain surgery. Read More
A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who had surgery to repair a fractured skull and other injuries after being hit in the head with a line drive last week, was released from the hospital on Tuesday, the team announced.
McCarthy indicated in his statement that he plans to return to baseball at some point, though this season appears to be unlikely. Read More
A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was awake and resting comfortably on Thursday following his two-hour surgery Wednesday night after being hit in the head by a line drive during Wednesday’s game against the Los Angeles Angels.
McCarthy, 29, was struck on the right side of his head by a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar in the fourth inning. Read More
Three games left to play in the first half and the A’s are only a game under .500. They’ve scored the third-fewest runs in baseball and six everyday position players have missed games because of injury. Opening Day starter Brandon McCarthy is in the midst of his second trip to the disabled list and neither Dallas Braden nor Brett Anderson have thrown a pitch in a game this season. Read More
The A’s are piling up so many injuries, manager Bob Melvin asked his trainer to take questions from reporters before Tuesday’s game. With seven players on the disabled list, Melvin is barraged with daily-status queries that even he’s not always capable of answering. Read More