Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy, who suffered a fractured skull when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Angels shortstop Erick Aybar last week, was released from a Bay Area hospital late Tuesday.
The 29-year-old McCarthy underwent two hours of surgery Sept. 5 after a ball struck the right side of his head. He had an epidural hemorrhage, brain contusion and skull fracture.
“From the bottom of our hearts, [my wife] Amanda and I want to thank everyone who was involved in responding to and treating my injury,” McCarthy said in a statement released by the A's. “We could not have been in better hands.”
The A's said that McCarthy will remain in the Bay Area for the next three weeks and hopes to return to the majors next season.