Pitcher Brandon McCarthy to join D-Backs

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Phoenix, AZ, United States (4E Sports) – Brandon McCarthy has signed a two-year, $15.5 million deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

He will get a $2.5 million signing bonus and annual salaries of $4 million and $9 million, the source said.

The deal is pending completion of a physical exam.

The right-handed McCarthy, 29, is coming back from an epidural hemorrhage, a brain contusion and a skull fracture after accidentally being hit by a bat in a game against the Los Angeles Angels.

He underwent two hours of emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

In mid-November, McCarthy was medically cleared to resume baseball.

He went 8-6 with a 3.24 ERA in 18 starts with the A’s last season. McCarthy joins Ian Kennedy, Trevor Cahill and Wade Miley atop the Arizona rotation.

The Twins, White Sox, Royals, Cubs, Red Sox and Angels were among other clubs that reportedly had expressed interest in McCarthy.

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