Brandon McCarthy making progress

Updated: September 11, 2012, 3:24 AM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy has walked a few steps and is making encouraging progress in his recovery from surgery after getting hit in the head by a line drive last week.

A's trainer Nick Paparesta said Monday that McCarthy seems likely to leave the hospital soon. Paparesta had said two days earlier that McCarthy was still in a "life-threatening" situation.

"I think that we're a little bit more comfortable with where he is and how he's doing, ...

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