McCarthy, Dodgers sign 4-year deal

McCarthy, Dodgers sign 4-year deal

SAN DIEGO -- The Dodgers announced they've signed right-hander Brandon McCarthy to a four-year contract. The deal was originally announced during the Winter Meetings.

McCarthy, 31, could help eat the innings lost by the imminent trade of Dan Haren to Miami with Dee Gordon and Miguel Rojas. Through free agency and trades, the Dodgers have lost pitchers that made 73 starts in 2014.

This past season, McCarthy went 10-15 with a 4.05 ERA splitting time between the D-backs and the Yankees, who traded for him in July. The right-hander reached the 200-innings mark for the first time in his career and figures to be the fourth starter behind Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu.

While with Oakland in 2011 and '12, McCarthy pitched for Farhan Zaidi, now the Dodgers' general manager. He earned $10.25 million this past season.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.