McCarthy pitched two scoreless innings in Saturday's Cactus League game against the Padres to record the save. He allowed two hits and struck out two.
McCarthy joined the Cubs on a minor-league deal in February and is looking to earn a bullpen spot in camp. The 30-year-old owns a 3.80 ERA in 191.2 career major-league innings across five seasons with the Royals, though he spent 2021 toiling at the Triple-A level. McCarthy could earn a role in Chicago but probably won't see enough high-leverage work to have any fantasy relevance.