Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) declared himself ready to start Saturday after making it through a bullpen session Thursday with no issues.
“I didn?t feel anything today,” said McCarthy, who was scratched from a start earlier this week due to soreness in his throwing shoulder. “I felt fine, and it’s really not a concern at this point. I wasn?t mentally hung up, wasn?t worried about it. I pretty much knew what to expect, and unless something unexpected happened, I wasn?t going to be surprised. It went the way I wanted it to, and it just leaves me perfectly on course for Saturday.” While McCarthy should be good to go Saturday, he acknowledged that he’ll have to make it through his next couple of outings before he feels like he’s out of the woods physically.