Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment on Saturday. On Wednesday, manager Dave Roberts said McCarthy will start his assignment for Class A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga.
McCarthy has not played since April 2015. The 32-year-old pitcher has been on the disabled list at least 10 times since 2007 with right shoulder blade problems.
McCarthy pitches at Rancho Saturday, first rehab start.
— Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) June 8, 2016
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He is expected to pitch three innings for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, according to MLB.com writer Ken Gurnick. McCarthy spent the entire 2010 season at Triple-A.
Roberts says McCarthy has shown lots of progress and is ready to begin his assignment.
— SportsNet LA (@SportsNetLA) June 7, 2016
McCarthy signed with the Dodgers after the 2014 season on a 4-year, $48M contract.
With McCarthy set to begin his rehab assignment, he is the first out of the four disabled Dodger pitchers to work on getting back on the mound.
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