San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Dodgers weren’t finished on Wednesday
after overhauling their middle infield at the Winter Meetings.
According to multiple reports, veteran pitcher Brandon McCarthy will sign a
four-year, $48 million deal with Los Angeles, bolstering an already strong
The move comes after the Dodgers acquired shortstop Jimmy Rollins and second
baseman Howie Kendrick in separate deals.
McCarthy, 31, is coming off the first 200-inning season of his career. After
posting a 3-10 record with a 5.01 ERA in 18 starts with Arizona, he was traded
in early July to the New York Yankees, where he pitched much better with a
superior defense behind him.
In 14 starts with the Yankees, he improved his ERA to 2.89 and won seven
games. His 5.30 K/BB ratio was ninth among all major league starters.
In nine seasons split between the White Sox, Rangers, Athletics, Diamondbacks
and Yankees, McCarthy owns a 52-65 record and 4.09 ERA in 989 1/3 career