The Dodgers have placed Brandon McCarthy on the disabled list for shoulder soreness after the starter dislocated his left shoulder in a freak workout accident.
McCarthy dislocated the shoulder doing a ketel bell exercise last week. He said he did not feel affected while throwing.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) May 8, 2017
While the injury is on his non throwing shoulder, the team is taking the safe route. McCarthy was working with a 3.10 ERA so far this season, walking only nine batters and striking out 25 over 29 innings. Relief pitcher Adam Liberatore has been called up to fill the empty roster spot...did we mention he as a 0.93 ERA? Yeah, that’s pretty solid.
McCarthy is the 15th Dodger to hit the DL this season. Yikes.
Here’s what else is happening in the National League West:
- Do Trevor Story’s struggles give you phantom deja vu? Maybe because they’re pretty reminiscent of what Troy Tulowitzki went through his sophomore year in the majors.
- The Diamondbacks are interested in Doug Fister.
- The Giants aren’t really doing too well when it comes to hitting the ball hard.
- Padres trade for Matt Szczur.
- Rockies catcher Tony Wolters has a concussion, expected to be added to the DL.
- Arizona recalls Gregor Blanco from Triple-A Reno, Shipley optioned.
- Cory Bellinger’s hot start is among one of the best in Dodgers history.
- Giants’ pitcher Neil Ramirez claimed off waivers by Blue Jays.
- What can Padres do to start winning again?
- When you play in the mountains, high elevation is a challenge. However, it’s also and opportunity for the Rockies to capitalize one.
- Adrian Gonzalez has been placed on the DL for first time in career.
- No matter how bad San Francisco gets, they’l never rebuild.