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Brandon McCarthy jokes on Twitter

Updated: September 8, 2012, 8:19 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- Brandon McCarthy is back to his Twitter-happy self, a positive sign for the Oakland Athletics after the pitcher was struck in the head by a line drive this week.

The 29-year-old McCarthy underwent two hours of surgery late Wednesday to relieve pressure on the brain after the ball hit the right side of his head. He experienced an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture on the play off the bat of the Angels' Erick Aybar.

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