Brandon McCarthy progressing
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Brandon McCarthy's hair is growing back fast and that big scar on the right side of his head is hardly noticeable anymore.
The Oakland Athletics pitcher feels nearly normal again just more than three weeks after undergoing brain surgery following a frightening injury in which a line drive off the bat of the Angels' Erick Aybar struck him Sept. 5.
So good, in fact, doctors have cleared him to play light catch Saturday -- a big deal in his recovery and for his immense ...
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