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Brandon McCarthy

Kurt Suzuki #8 kneels over Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics as he lays on the ground in pain after being hit in the knee with a line-drive off the bat of Endy Chavez #9 of the Texas Rangers in fourth inning during a MLB baseball game at the O.co Coliseum August 12, 2011 in Oakland. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

McCarthy Still Battling Head Injury Suffered While Pitching For A’s

Arizona’s Brandon McCarthy is taking medication and says he’s confident he’ll be fine after he collapsed at a restaurant with a seizure related to the head injury he sustained while pitching last September.

06/10/2013

Brandon McCarthy of the Oakland A's. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

A’s McCarthy Encouraged With Progress From Head Surgery

Brandon McCarthy’s hair is growing back fast and that big scar on the right side of his head is hardly noticeable anymore.

09/28/2012

Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the Oakland Athletics hits a two run home run in the fourth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at O.co Coliseum on September 14, 2012 in Oakland. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Cepedes Homers With Sore Wrist, A’s Defeat Orioles

Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run homer while playing with a sore right wrist, and the AL wild card-leading Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore 3-2 on Friday night to prevent the Orioles from moving into sole possession of first place in the AL East.

09/14/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Pitcher McCarthy Released From Hospital After Skull Fracture

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy was released from a Bay Area hospital on Tuesday, less than a week after getting hit in the head by a line drive and undergoing surgery.

09/11/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s Trainer: McCarthy Walking, Could Head Home Soon

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has walked a few steps and is making encouraging progress in his recovery from surgery after getting hit in the head by a line drive last week.

09/10/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning on August 15, 2012 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

A’s Trainer: McCarthy Still In ‘Life-Threatening’ Situation

Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy remained in a “life-threatening” situation in a Bay Area hospital two days after being hit in the head by a line drive.

09/07/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s McCarthy Alert After Brain Surgery, No Timetable For Return

Oakland A’s pitcher Brandon McCarthy was alert after undergoing surgery for a skull fracture and brain contusion caused by a line drive, team officials said Friday.

09/07/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

A’s McCarthy Alert After Surgery On Skull Fracture

Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy is alert after having surgery for a skull fracture and brain contusion caused by a line drive.

09/06/2012

Brandon McCarthy #32 of the Oakland Athletics is taken out of the game by trainer Nick Paparesta (R) and manager Bob Melvin (2nd L) after McCarthy was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the fourth inning at O.co Coliseum on September 5, 2012. Cliff Pennington #2 and Derek Norris #36 look on. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

McCarthy Hit In Head, A’s Swept By Angels

Torii Hunter drove in three runs and the Los Angeles Angels completed a three-game sweep at Oakland after Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy took a liner off his head in the fourth inning.

09/05/2012

Josh Reddick #16 of the Oakland Athletics watches his ball leave the park for a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning giving the Oakland Athletics an 18-2 lead over the Boston Red Sox at O.co Coliseum on August 31, 2012. (Tony Medina/Getty Images)

A’s Defeat Red Sox In 20-2 Rout

The Oakland Athletics routed the Boston Red Sox 20-2 on Friday night to match their best winning streak of the season at seven.

08/31/2012

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