Diamondbacks to sign Brandon McCarthy

Ezra Shaw

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed pitcher Brandon McCarthy.

Arizona has signed pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a one-year deal, reports John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR Phoenix.

The deal is for 2-years/$15 million, reports Nick Piciero of AZCentral Sports.

McCarthy pitched the last two season for the Oakland Athletics, reviving his career after being seemingly on his way out of baseball.

He was struck in the head by a line drive and faced a difficult road back, with his life even being on the line at one point. He suffered a fractured skull in the incident and missed the rest of the season.

The once top prospect is now 29 years old, sporting a career 4.02 ERA, including 3.32 and 3.24 over the last two seasons.

McCarthy was once traded from the Chicago White Sox to the Texas Rangers for John Danks, who went on to be a productive pitcher for the White Sox.

McCarthy made $4.275 million last season, and it is hard to tell whether he will be able to top that with this contract based on his shortened season.

The deal is pending a physical.

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