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D-backs agree to terms with free agent pitcher Brandon McCarthy

According to Arizona Sports 620’s John Gambadoro, the Arizona Diamondbacks have bolstered their starting rotation through free agency.

McCarthy went 8-6 with a 3.24 ERA in 18 starts for the Oakland Athletics in 2012. The 6-foot-7 right-hander had his season cut short when he was struck in the head by a line drive off the bat of Los Angeles Angels infielder Erick Aybar. Oakland had termed the injury “life-threatening” immediately following, but the veteran was medically cleared to return to baseball last month.

In his seven-year career, McCarthy has posted a 37-39 record in 153 games (99 starts) with a 4.02 ERA. He was Oakland’s opening day starter in 2012.

According to Nick Piecoro of AZCentral, the deal is worth $15.5 million over two years.