Brandon McCarthy shows good signs
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy is alert after having surgery for a skull fracture and brain contusion caused by a line drive.
The Oakland right-hander was hit in the head Wednesday by a liner off the bat of Erick Aybar of the Los Angeles Angels.
The Athletics said Thursday that McCarthy was awake, resting comfortably in the critical care unit of a Bay Area hospital and showing signs of improvement.
A CT scan after the accident showed the damage. After ...
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