Diamondbacks Sign Pitcher Brandon McCarthy


0  Updated at 2:16 pm, December 8th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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J. Meric/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After suffering a devastating injury the last time he took the mound, starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy is hoping to continue his recovery as he has signed a two-year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks worth $15.5 million.

While with the Oakland Athletics last season, McCarthy suffered an epidural hemorrhage, a brain contusion, and a skull fracture back in September when he was hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Angels shortstop Erik Aybar. He did not pitch again for the team the rest of the season, including their playoff run.

Back in mid-November, the 29-year old McCarthy was cleared to resume his baseball career, and didn’t have to wait that long before being picked up by Arizona.’

He will join a Diamondbacks team that features other pitchers like Ian Kennedy, Trevor Cahill, and Wade Miley.

In 18 starts last season, McCarthy went 8-6 with a 3.24 ERA. He is 37-39 with a 4.02 ERA in seven Major League seasons.

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