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Brandon McCarthy's injury throws wrench into Dodgers' rotation
Brandon McCarthy's injury throws wrench into Dodgers' rotation

It is barely two weeks into the season, and the team that employs the best pitcher on the planet and sports a world-record payroll suddenly faces a crisis in its starting rotation. Brandon McCarthy will miss the rest of the season because of a torn elbow ligament, the team said Monday. McCarthy said he anticipates undergoing Tommy John surgery and hopes to return around the All-Star break next season. The bullpen was supposed to be the weak link on the pitching staff, but the Dodgers' starters have a 4.08 earned-run average and the relievers a 2.44 ERA. With Brett Anderson failing to last even five innings in an 8-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday, the...

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