McCarthy on mound for Rangers; Wilson healing
McCarthy threw 62 pitches over three innings without any shoulder problems
McCarthy felt stiffness in his right shoulder this week
C.J. Wilson said his finger was feeling better and he planned to play catch
McCarthy felt stiffness in his right shoulder this week. The team scratched him from his Cactus League start Friday but later decided to let him pitch in a "B" game against Kansas City after he played long toss and threw off a mound Thursday.
Left-handed reliever C.J. Wilson, who left Thursday's game with a swollen left index finger after facing only one batter, said his finger was feeling better and he planned to play catch.
Wilson reached up to field a chopper, and the ball ricocheted off his bare hand. The swelling had subsided and his range of motion increased Friday. X-rays didn't reveal any breaks, though the Rangers' team doctor was expected to evaluate this weekend.
McCarthy, on the disabled list three times during his two seasons with Texas, struck out five of the 14 batters he faced. He allowed four hits, including a pair of home runs.
"It felt good. I came out of it with positive thoughts," McCarthy said. "It was loose, ready to go. ... It felt like a normal arm."
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