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Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy to test blister before Tuesday's start

Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy to test blister before Tuesday's start

Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy will throw a bullpen session on Sunday to test the blister on his right hand and determine if he can make his start Tuesday against San Francisco. The Dodgers have told Kenta Maeda to be ready to pitch in McCarthy’s place if the blister worsens, manager Dave Roberts said.

“Kenta has done some really good things,” Roberts said before the Dodgers faced the Braves on Saturday. “So to have him in there, to be prepared, he’s making the necessary preparations to make that start if we need him.”

The Dodgers plan to activate Hyun-Jin Ryu from the disabled list to start on Monday. Ryu has not pitched since getting hit in the left foot on June 28. Both...

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