Brandon McCarthy cleared to resume baseball workouts
Less than three months after being hit in the head with a line drive, Brandon McCarthy has been cleared to resume baseball workouts. McCarthy was forced to undergo emergency brain surgery after being struck in the head during a game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on September 5th. The surgery was done to relieve pressure on his brain after a CT scan revealed that the line drive had caused an epidural hemmorage.
After undergoing "rigorous" testing, McCarthy has been cleared to once again begin workouts. He plans to begin playing catch before returning to bullpen sessions in January.
McCarthy went 8-6 with 18 starts for the A's in 2012 to go along with a 3.24 ERA and 73 strikeouts. He has a career record of 37-39.