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29 Dustin McGowan SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/240 | Birthdate: 3/24/1982 | Birthplace: Savannah, GA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Toronto | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $1,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 6/3 | Average Draft Position: 336.50
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Dustin McGowan staying in the rotation


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5:26 pm ET) Though manager John Gibbons expressed some concern about Blue Jays starter Dustin McGowan's stamina as a starter, he is not planning to move him out of the rotation. Gibbons told SportsNets.ca Thursday McGown will make his next start, scheduled for Tuesday in Kansas City. 

Manager worried about Dustin McGowan stamina


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:54 pm ET) Three poor performances in four outings for Blue Jays starter Dustin McGowan has John Gibbons a bit concerned. So does the pitcher struggling to perform deeper into games.

"If it's on his mind, that's a little bit of a red flag," Gibbons told the MLB Radio Network. "The ball is coming out good, the stuff's good."

The results are not good. Aside from a six-inning shutout performance in a defeat of Baltimore, he has given up 13 runs on 19 hits in 10 2/3 innings. He failed to exceed four innings pitched in any of those starts.


Dustin McGowan roughed up in no-decision Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan gave up six earned runs on five hits and one walk in four-plus innings while striking out five Wednesday, but he didn't factor into the decision in his team's 10-8 loss to the Orioles.

McGowan opened the fifth inning with a 6-3 lead but allowed a walk and an infield single before hitting a batter to load the bases. That ended his night, and the next pitcher to the mound would surrender a grand slam to bring all those inherited runners home. McGowan, who gave up two home runs himself in the start, has turned in a 6.88 ERA and 13:7 K:BB ratio in 17 innings. He's next up against the Royals in Kansas City Tuesday.


Dustin McGowan lasts only four innings in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan was not at his best as he lasted only four innings on Thursday, but managed to escape with a no-decision in a 9-5 defeat to the Twins in Minnesota.

McGowan allowed a solo home run to Brian Dozier in the opening frame and a two-run double to Chris Colabello in the fifth before the end of his night. He was charged with three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out three over four innings of work. He ran his pitch count to 85, with 49 of his pitches called for strikes.

McGowan has allowed seven runs over his first 13 innings pitched to start the season. He'll take the hill Wednesday at home against Baltimore.

R.A. Dickey, Dustin McGowan to pitch in doubleheader


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) The Blue Jays will start R.A. Dickey in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins after Wednesday's game was postponed due to inclement weather. Dickey was scheduled to start Wednesday.

Dustin McGowan will start the second game of the doubleheader, per Sportsnet.ca.


Dustin McGowan blanks O's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan put together a dominant outing on Friday, collecting his first win of the season against the Orioles in Baltimore.

Making his second start of the season, McGowan (1-1) yielded only five hits and one walk while striking out two over 6 1/3 innings pitched in a 2-0 victory. He tossed 90 pitches, 58 of which were strikes. It was his first win since June of 2008.

McGowan has posted a 4.00 ERA with a 5:2 K:BB ratio over nine innings pitched. He will make his next start Thursday at Minnesota.

Dustin McGowan pushed back an extra day


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan has been pushed back to Friday, according to MLB.com.

McGowan was slated to start Thursday, but the team will give him an extra day of rest before his next start. McGowan was set to be a reliever until the last couple days of spring, when the team announced he would be the fifth starter. McGowan had not started a game since 2011, so the team wants to be sure he has enough time to recover. 

McGowan will take on the Orioles Friday.


Dustin McGowan tipping his pitches in first start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan was tipping his pitches during Friday's start against the Yankees.

Pitching coach Pete Walker noticed McGowan was tipping his pitches mostly when throwing out of the stretch. He was aware of the issue during the start, but was unable to get McGowan to adjust during the game. McGowan acknowledged it was a problem after the start. "I’ve got to fix that tipping thing for sure," McGowan said. "Even I noticed after the first inning they were just putting good swings on every pitch I threw. I knew something was wrong."

McGowan tossed just 2 2/3 innings during the start. He'll attempt to regroup, and is expected to pitch against the Astros in his next appearance.


Dustin McGown rusty in first start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Blue Jays starting pitcher Dustin McGowan wasn't sharp at all in his first outing of the season Friday, as the Blue Jays fell to the Yankees, 7-3.

McGowan couldn't even make it out of the third inning in his debut, as the Yankees chased him before he could record the final out of that frame. He was charged with four runs on eight hits and a walk in 2 2/3 innings of work. He struck out three batters and walked one, while throwing 45 of 72 pitches for strikes and taking the loss.

McGowan was making his first start in the majors since 2011, so some rust was to be expected. His next turn in the rotation is set for Thursday against the Astros. 


Dustin McGowan cleared for Friday start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan threw 77 pitches in a minor-league game Sunday afternoon and has been cleared to start Friday's home opener against the Yankees, MLB.com reports.

"It went good, got in my pitches, and felt great again today, so I'm ready now," McGowan said Monday. "I actually feel better today than I did [Sunday] ... It's been the same the last three times I've pitched, so you can't ask for anything more than that."

McGowan should be able to throw 90 to 95 pitches in Friday's home opener.


GM: J.A. Happ destined for return to rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos plans on embattled pitcher J.A. Happ returning to the starting rotation as soon as he recovers from a back injury, per the National Post.

"I see him getting healthy and being back in the rotation, absolutely," he said.

That might not happen if replacement Dustin McGowan performs well, especially considering Happ has been a disaster on the mound the last three seasons and into this spring. He struggled to the tune of a 20.57 ERA and equally absurd 4.29 WHIP in four exhibition starts.


Blue Jays set rotation as Dustin McGowan wins final spot


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced his rotation plans Wednesday, which included the announcement of Dustin McGowan winning the final spot in the rotation.

After R.A. Dickey starts opening day, the Blue Jays rotation will be Drew Hutchison, Mark Buehrle, Brandon Morrow and McGowan, who starts the home opener April 4 against the Yankees.


Blue Jays ready to finalize rotation?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Barring a late change, the Blue Jays rotation is expected to be R.A. Dickey, Drew Hutchison, Mark Buehrle, Brandon Morrow and Dustin McGowan, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Blue Jays have yet to announce their finalized rotation plans.

Dustin McGowan feels strong after Tuesday stint


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan feels strong after tossing four innings Tuesday, according to the Toronto Star.

The team is trying to stretch out McGowan before the season begins. He's dealt with a number of injuries over his career, and the team needs to be cautious with how they handle him. McGowan posted a 2.45 ERA in 25 2/3 innings last year. It's unclear what the next step will be for McGowan.


Dustin McGowan able to get through minor-league stint


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan was able to get through a minor-league stint Tuesday, according to the National Post

McGowan said he "felt great" during a four inning appearance. The team had said previously during the offseason that McGowan would work out of the bullpen, but will give him a shot to compete for a rotation spot due to some injuries. The club will determine how to proceed with McGowan based on how he feels the next few days. 


Dustin McGown to work out of the 'pen


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan wanted to make the team as a starting pitcher, but it appears he will be breaking camp as a member of the bullpen, according to MLB.com. McGowan will be stretched out for long relief, after being removed from consideration for a rotation spot, as manager John Gibbons told MLB.com Thursday.

"He's kind of in limbo there; we want to be able to stretch him out anyway," Gibbons said. "If he's in the 'pen for multiple innings that would benefit us quite a bit down there. We know he can do two. If he can do three, that would do wonders for us."

McGowan pitched out of the bullpen later on that day, limiting the Phillies to just one hit in three innings of work in a spring outing. He struck out five batters as well, and was able to throw 48 pitches.

McGowan has allowed three runs in seven spring innings, and is coming off a season that saw him post a 2.45 ERA in 25 2/3 innings out of the bullpen. 


Esmil Rogers, Dustin McGowan get first spring chances


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2/27/2014) The Blue Jays enter spring training with a spot open in their rotation, and a pair of contenders received their first cracks at the job in Thursday's game against the Phillies.

Esmil Rogers, who posted a 4.77 ERA in 137 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays last year, got the first turn. Unfortunately, he struggled, as he was tagged for two earned runs in one inning of work. He allowed one hit, a two-run home run following a walk, while adding one strikeout.

Rogers was followed out of the bullpen by Dustin McGowan, who appeared in 25 games a year ago, all as a reliever. He tossed one scoreless inning, retiring all three batters faced in order.

According to the Toronto Star, neither Rogers nor McGowan is considered a frontrunner for the final rotation spot, though both could wind up in the bullpen. 


Dustin McGowan to be stretched out during spring


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan will attempt to return to starting during the spring, according to the Toronto Sun

McGowan expressed a desire to return to the rotation last fall, and the team is willing to give it a shot. McGowan will be stretched out during the spring. He's had injury issues in the past as a starter, so it's unclear how long the experiment will last. If all goes well, McGowan will compete for the fifth spot in the team's rotation. 

Last season, he posted a 2.45 ERA in 25 2/3 innings. McGowan was used strictly as a reliever.


Blue Jays activate Steve Delabar, Dustin McGowan


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Toronto Blue Jays have activated relievers Steve Delabar (shoulder) and Dustin McGowan (oblique) off the disabled list and added them to the bullpen Sunday. 

This move was expected as it was announced by manager John Gibbons Saturday. 

McGowan returns after he missed a month. The 31-year-old has a 2.12 ERA over 17 innings pitched. Delabar missed three weeks due to a strained shoulder. He registered a 2.90 ERA over 49 2/3 innings earlier in the year. Delabar will likely set up in front of closer Casey Janssen. 


Steve Delabar, Dustin McGowan coming back Sunday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) The Blue Jays will add relievers Steve Delabar and Dustin McGowan to the roster Sunday, when rosters expand in September, the National Post reports. 

Both McGowan and Delabar are on the disabled list at the moment. Delabar has a shoulder issue and McGowan an oblique problem. 


Dustin McGowan on the mend for Toronto


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Blue Jays reliever Dustin McGowan, who has been out since the beginning of August due to an oblique injury, is scheduled to pitch in the bullpen on Wednesday, the National Post reports. 

Manager John Gibbons hopes to have McGowan back available out of the bullpen before the end of the season. 


Dustin McGowan has not started throwing yet


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2013) Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan has not started throwing during his rehab yet, according to MLB.com.

McGowan has been sidelined since August 1 with a oblique injury. He has not yet established a throwing program, and has no timetable to return. McGowan has a 2.12 ERA in 16 games. 


Dustin McGowan placed on DL


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2013) Blue Jays reliever Dustin McGowan has been placed on the disabled list with an oblique strain.

McGowan has pitched well, with a 2.12 ERA in 16 starts. It was the first time since 2008 that McGowan has been able to appear in double-digit games. 


Dustin McGowan heading to disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2013) Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan is headed to the 15-day disabled list after tweaking his side Monday, Sportsnet reports. McGown has made 16 appearances for the Blue Jays, posting a 2.12 ERA and 1.24 WHIP while striking out 17 batters in 17 innings.

Dustin McGowan back for Toronto


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) The Blue Jays officially removed pitcher Dustin McGowan from the 60-day disabled list Saturday. He has appeared in just five major league games since 2008. The Blue Jays will use the 31-year-old out of the bullpen.