The Dodgers have signed right-hander Brandon McCarthy to a four-year, $48 million deal. Ken Rosenthal was the first to report the deal. The Dodgers announced it just after 10PM Pacific time Wednesday night.
McCarthy has a rough-looking 4.24 ERA in 335 innings since the beginning of the 2013 season, but he finished strong after the July 6 trade that sent him from the Diamondbacks to the Yankees, posting a 2.89 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 82/13 K/BB ratio in his final 90 1/3 innings. The 31-year-old also pitched well in 2011-2012 with Oakland, turning in a 3.29 ERA over 43 starts. A shoulder injury (and power-friendly home park) can be blamed for his struggles in Arizona.
Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle notes that McCarthy used to talk sabermetrics with new Dodgers general manager Farhan Zaidi when Zaidi and McCarthy were both employed by the A’s.