Brandon McCarthy: Cap not ready

Updated: January 28, 2014, 3:53 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

On the same day Major League Baseball announced it had approved a new protective cap for pitchers, Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Brandon McCarthy told ESPN.com that even though he was seriously injured when he was hit in the head by a line drive 16 months ago, he won't wear the new gear himself.

McCarthy, who tested the protective cap while throwing off a mound, playing catch and running, said Tuesday: "I won't wear it in its current form."

On Sept. 5, 2012, while pitching ...

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