KFFL.com's MLB Hot off the Wire

Access KFFL.com on Twitter! Access here!

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."

10/1 - Giants | Tyson Blach starting Saturday
10/1 - Tigers | Michael Fulmer would start Monday
10/1 - Blue Jays | Toronto acquires Tim Lopes
10/1 - Rockies | Gerardo Parra done for season
10/1 - Indians | Carlos Carrasco placed on disabled list
10/1 - Indians | Yan Gomes activated from disabled list
10/1 - Orioles | Wade Miley activated
9/30 - Red Sox | Yoan Moncada likely done for 2016
9/30 - Cardinals | Matt Holliday activated
9/30 - Padres | Nick Noonan outrighted
9/29 - Diamondbacks | Jean Segura dealing with cramps
9/29 - Angels | Mike Trout's X-rays negative
9/29 - Indians | Danny Salazar throws bullpen session
9/29 - Angels | Mike Trout expected to play Friday
9/28 - Yankees | CC Sabathia wants to pitch beyond 2017
9/28 - Reds | Scott Schebler has tight hamstring
9/28 - Red Sox | Drew Pomeranz to work in long relief?
9/28 - Rays | Chase Whitley to start Sunday
9/28 - Rangers | Shin-Soo Choo to return Thursday
9/28 - Pirates | Starling Marte has tight back
9/28 - Pirates | Gregory Polanco nursing stiff neck
9/28 - Pirates | Neftali Feliz likely done for 2016
9/28 - Pirates | Francisco Cervelli might be done for year
9/28 - Padres | Jabari Blash shut down for season
9/28 - Mets | Lucas Duda gets day to rest
9/28 - Mariners | Seth Smith leaves game early
9/28 - Dodgers | Bud Norris cut by Los Angeles
9/28 - Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu has elbow procedure
9/28 - Cubs | Chris Coghlan suffers ankle sprain
9/28 - Cardinals | Seung-Hwan Oh injures groin

<< Prev page (c) KFFL.com - All Rights Reserved.