Another day, another Dodgers pitcher DL’d.

Brandon McCarthy is the latest starter to be placed on the disabled list. McCarthy has apparent soreness in his non-throwing shoulder. He said it was “fine,” but the team disagreed and elected to give him a start off.

“If I had my way,” McCarthy said. “I would be pitching.” He added, “It lines up on their end, with the rainout, you can shuffle things around and buy me some more time.”

While McCarthy has an injury history, the Dodgers are being abnormally cautious here. The team has used the 10-day DL often this season, and as our Brandon Knudsen noted, perhaps L.A. gave McCarthy the destination to add an extra reliever.

McCarthy is 3-0 with a 3.10 ERA, experiencing a season worthy of Comeback Player of The Year. Given the state of the rotation, his success is becoming increasingly paramount to the Dodgers’ postseason aspirations.

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