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Brandon McCarthy Injury: Athletics Place Starter On DL With Strained Shoulder

The Oakland A's pitching staff suffered another blow on Sunday as the team announced that they will place Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 18 with a strained right shoulder. Oakland has recalled righty Jim Miller from Triple-A Sacramento for the second time this season to serve as the stop-gap.

McCarthy has been hot after starting slow this season, owning a 3-3 record and a 2.95 ERA in nine starts with the A's, though was 3-0 with a 2.43 ERA over his last four outings.

As for Miller, he went 0-1 with two saves and a 3.00 ERA in eight relief appearances in Sacramento before he was called up by Oakland April 25. He was solid in six relief appearances with a 1.93 ERA and .229 BAA before he was sent back to Sac-town May 11.

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