The A’s have placed 28-year old righty starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20th due to right shoulder soreness. McCarthy has pitched in 12 games (all starts) for the A’s so far this year and he is 6-3 with a 2.54 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. McCarthy has now pitched in 37 games (all starts) in his first 2 years with the A’s and he is 15-12 with a 3.08 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP. This is a bad break for McCarthy and the A’s. He has pitched well for them in his first two years with the team, but he just can’t seem to stay healthy.