However, this was the first time McCarthy has thrown to a catcher in a crouch. He said it felt the same as the last six or seven times.
“Spring is just a big series of bullpens right now,” McCarthy said. “That’s it. You’ll be seeing that with more pitches, increasing intensity, as long as we’re here. I probably won’t start seeing hitters until May. Right around the time camp breaks, we’ll shut down a little bit. Then we really start to go, try to run to the finish line.”
That timetable is in line with what McCarthy envisioned at the Dodgers’ FanFest in January. At the time, he was hoping to return in late June or early July. McCarthy had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow last April.
These days, he isn’t limited much.
“I’m a very active human being without being able to pitch or play golf,” McCarthy said.