Brandon McCarthy is waiting for the free agent market to play out


Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Yankees have talked with free agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy, but the right-hander is waiting for the market to play out before making any decisions. Once Max Scherzer, Jon Lester, and James Shields sign contracts, McCarthy will have a better idea of his value.

McCarthy pitched well in the Bronx after coming over in a trade with the Diamondbacks in early July, posting a 2.89 ERA with an 82/13 K/BB ratio in 90 1/3 innings. As it turned out, the Yankees allowed McCarthy to throw his cutter again, a pitch the Diamondbacks had him scrap with poor results. McCarthy had compiled a 4.75 ERA in Arizona.