11/14/12 6:45 PM ET
McCarthy cleared to resume baseball activity
By Gary Cotton / MLB.com
McCarthy took a line drive from Angels shortstop Erick Aybar off the head on Sept. 5. The hit caused a life-threatening skull fracture that would require brain surgery, cutting short his solid 2012 season, in which he went 8-6, posting a career-best 3.24 ERA after 18 starts.
Gary Cotton is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.