Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Brandon McCarthy will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
The injury positions McCarthy for Tommy John surgery.
McCarthy pulled himself out of Saturday's game against the Padres during the sixth inning with tightness in his right elbow after yielding a three-run home run to the San Diego's Justin Upton.
McCarthy, 31, started four games for the Dodgers this season, yielding 15 runs and striking out 29 batters in 23 innings pitched.
The Dodgers signed McCarthy to a four-year, $48 million contract in December. He formerly pitched for the Yankees, A's, Diamondbacks, White Sox and Rangers, and has a career record of 55-63.
Minutes after the news of the strain was reported, McCarthy took to Twitter with a lighthearted take on his injury:
to be fair, 31 years of use is a lot to ask for from a ligament— Brandon McCarthy (@BMcCarthy32) April 27, 2015
- Will Green