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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."

5/31 - Mets | Noah Syndergaard available in relief
5/31 - Indians | Carlos Carrasco will return Thursday
5/31 - Phillies | Peter Bourjos not in Tuesday lineup
5/31 - Nationals | Bryce Harper out Tuesday
5/31 - Cubs | Dexter Fowler back in lineup
5/31 - Red Sox | Jackie Bradley Jr. on paternity leave
5/31 - Marlins | Martin Prado not in Tuesday lineup
5/31 - Marlins | J.T. Realmuto batting second
5/31 - Marlins | Giancarlo Stanton still out Tuesday
5/31 - Diamondbacks | Michael Bourn off to hot start
5/31 - Red Sox | Jackie Bradley resting
5/31 - Orioles | Caleb Joseph to DL
5/31 - Orioles | Nolan Reimold in two-hole
5/31 - Indians | Yan Gomes ditching contacts
5/31 - Indians | Juan Uribe out Tuesday
5/31 - Mariners | Leonys Martin, Ketel Marte progressing
5/31 - Mets | Travis d'Arnaud nearing rehab games
5/31 - Brewers | Domingo Santana begins rehab assignment
5/31 - Mariners | No Chris Iannetta Tuesday
5/31 - Padres | Travis Jankowski draws into lineup
5/31 - Padres | Derek Norris takes a seat
5/31 - Diamondbacks | Welington Castillo, Nick Ahmed out
5/31 - Astros | Carlos Gomez returns to lineup
5/31 - Astros | Jason Castro sitting vs. southpaw
5/31 - Astros | Colby Rasmus out vs. lefty
5/31 - Cubs | Jason Hammel expected to be fine
5/31 - Mets | James Loney to start Tuesday
5/31 - Tigers | Shane Greene close to return
5/31 - Angels | Jhoulys Chacin goes the distance
5/31 - Royals | Ian Kennedy pitches around walks

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