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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."

2/19 - Diamondbacks | Arizona adds Jorge De La Rosa
2/19 - Padres | Colin Rea placed on 60-day DL
2/19 - Yankees | Billy McKinney invited to camp
2/19 - Dodgers | Chase Utley could receive incentives
2/19 - Red Sox | Hector Velazquez signed
2/18 - Giants | Ryan Lollis back with Giants
2/18 - Phillies | David Whitehead signed
2/18 - Diamondbacks | Arizona adds Eric Jokisch
2/18 - Blue Jays | Josh Donaldson undergoing MRI
2/18 - Padres | San Diego adds Jered Weaver
2/18 - Tigers | Don Kelly joins Detroit front office
2/18 - Orioles | Craig Gentry signed
2/18 - Cardinals | St. Louis invites 17 players to camp
2/18 - Dodgers | Darin Ruf headed to South Korea
2/18 - Yankees | Dellin Betances loses arbitration case
2/18 - Padres | Hong-Chih Kuo signed
2/18 - Astros | Nathanael Ventura signed
2/18 - Braves | Wiston Cerrato signed
2/18 - Twins | Cesar Salazar signed
2/18 - Marlins | Shao-Pin Ho signed
2/18 - Braves | Jacob Lindgren placed on disabled list
2/18 - Diamondbacks | Arizona signs two pitchers
2/18 - Angels | Halos ink pair of hurlers
2/18 - Blue Jays | Chad Girodo invited to camp
2/17 - MLB | Nick Swisher retires
2/17 - Giants | Slade Heathcott joins Giants
2/17 - Marlins | Chris Reed retires from MLB
2/17 - Reds | Ryan Raburn joining Reds
2/17 - Royals | Peter Moylan back with Royals
2/17 - White Sox | Tyler Matzek joins White Sox

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