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Diamondbacks | Brandon McCarthy throwing hard thanks to new routine
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:13:47 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy adopted a new offseason routing this year to help him avoid the seasonal shoulder inflammation that he has experienced. As a result, McCarthy is consistently hitting 94 mph with his fastball in his first two starts, and he thinks he's stronger and better prepared to hit his goal of 200 innings for the season. McCarthy's high for a season is 170 2/3 innings.

McCarthy had Sam Mulroy, a neighbor and personal trainer, work with him in the offseason to keep him in shape. McCarthy's workouts included more heavy lifting with free weights a staple of the program. "In the past, I'd work out in different workout facilities that trained athletes, and I realized that wasn't specialized enough," McCarthy said. "I knew what I wanted to accomplish, I just needed someone to help guide me through it. The relationship worked out very well, where it was passing ideas back and forth. He definitely taught me how to get stronger, and we shoe-horned that in with getting baseball stronger."

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