LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday announced the signing of free-agent right-handed pitcher Brandon McCarthy to a four-year contract.

McCarthy, 31, established career highs in wins (10), strikeouts (175) and innings pitched (200.0) last season with the Diamondbacks and Yankees, going 10-15 with a 4.05 ERA in 32 starts.

He ranked ninth among MLB starters with a 5.30 strikeout-to-walk ratio and averaged only 1.49 walks per 9.0 innings, the eighth-best mark in the Majors.

McCarthy has played nine seasons in the Majors since his 2005 debut, including stints on the White Sox, Rangers and Athletics.

He is a native of Glendale and selected by the White Sox in the 17th round of the 2002 First-Year Player Draft.

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