LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers today placed right-handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder soreness (retroactive to May 5) and recalled left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Liberatore, 29, will make his second stint with the big league club after allowing one run in one-third inning of relief in his only appearance of the season for the Dodgers on April 24 at San Francisco. He last pitched on May 4 with Triple-A Oklahoma City tossing 2.0 perfect innings of relief with one strikeout against Colorado Springs. In eight games with the OKC Dodgers, Liberatore has gone 0-1 with a 0.93 ERA (1 ER/9.2 IP) and has limited batters to a .152 average, while striking out nine against one walk.
McCarthy, 33, last pitched on April 29 against the Phillies, allowing four runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings and did not factor in the decision in the Dodgers 6-5 victory. The right-hander has gone 3-0 in five starts this season, posting a 3.10 ERA (10 ER/29.0 IP) and holding batters to a .245 average, while striking out 25 against nine walks.