Report: McCarthy to begin throwing in December

November 24, 2012, 11:10 pm
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The good news keeps on coming regarding Athletics' free agent Brandon McCarthy.

After McCarthy was cleared to resume baseball activities earlier this month, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports hears that the free agent right-hander is set to start throwing next month. In other words, he will have a normal offseason just a few months removed from season-ending brain surgery. Pretty great.

This is oddly a testament to McCarthys progress, but Passan hears that teams are more concerned about his history of shoulder issues at this point. However, assuming everything checks out with his medicals, executives believe hell be able to land a multi-year contract.