Brandon McCarthy pitched 3 ⅔ innings in his first rehab start for Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. McCarthy allowed three hits — two outfield singles, one infield single — and one run.
McCarthy recorded four outs via strikeout, four via fly balls (two to the shallow left field warning track at Chicksaw Bricktown Ballpark), one on an infield pop-up and two on ground balls. He threw 61 pitches, 41 for strikes, and walked two batters.
This was the longest of McCarthy’s three rehab outings. He hadn’t pitched since April of last year while recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow.
Dodgers teammate Hyun-jin Ryu will make a rehab start for Oklahoma City on Thursday. Ryu missed all of last season recovering from shoulder surgery. Barring any setbacks, Ryu and McCarthy could return to the Dodgers in the coming weeks before the All-Star break.