Right-hander Brandon McCarthy has played catch the last two days for the first time since being placed on the disabled list on June 24. McCarthy was shut down after experiencing the right-shoulder pain that has plagued him for the last several years.
Melvin reported that the Friday bullpen session for injured left-hander Dallas Braden went well. Braden threw 40 pitches, almost all of which were fastballs, with a few changeups mixed in.
Fellow injured left-hander Brett Anderson threw to hitters on Friday for the first time since he was shut down in late May, and while he said he felt good, Anderson did give up a home run to Chris Carter.
"I was just getting him warmed up for the walk-off," Anderson joked. "I take about 50 percent credit for that actually."