Dustin McGowan P PHI 3 days ago

McGowan lasted just 3.1 innings Thursday against Miami, giving up four runs on three hits and four walks while striking out four.

His first start of the season did not go too well, illustrating why McGowan started only eight games over the past two seasons with Toronto. He may get another crack at starting next week against the Cardinals, but if that doesn't work out, it's hard to imagine the Phillies being very patient with McGowan, who's probably best served in middle relief at this point in his career.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 4 days ago

McGowan has been tabbed as the starting pitcher for Thursday's game against the Marlins, Stephen Gross of the Morning Call reports.

Sean O'Sullivan had been lined up to make his third start of the season Thursday, but the Phillies placed him on the disabled list with a knee injury. McGowan will take over in his stead the first time around and could be a candidate to earn more starts for the time being until the starting rotation returns to full health.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 3 weeks ago

The Phillies are expected to use McGowan in a relief role, the team's official site reports.

McGowan signed with the Phillies on Saturday after getting released by the Dodgers last week. He will likely see most of his work in the middle innings.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 3 weeks ago

McGowan has agreed to a deal with Philadelphia, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

It's not clear what role McGowan will have with the Phillies, but it's possible he could get a shot at the rotation.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 4 weeks ago

McGowan was released by the Dodgers on Tuesday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

McGowan had signed on with the Dodgers on a one-year deal with the opportunity to crack the big league bullpen out of spring training, but struggled to the tune of a 6.75 ERA and 1.63 WHIP in seven Cactus League appearances. The 33-year-old will likely be able to land on his feet somewhere on a minor league contract at the very least but it's possible his 2015 campaign won't begin in the majors.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 6 months ago

The Blue Jays declined the team option on McGowan for 2015, SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports.

Toronto would have had to pony up $4 million to keep McGowan for 2015, and considering he hasn't logged more than 82 innings since 2008, the 32-year-old righty certainly isn't worth that much. He might be given a chance a rotation spot from another team, but he's probably best suited as a long reliever.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 8 months ago

McGowan scattered a walk and a hit while recording the final three outs of Saturday's game to pick up the victory in relief against Tampa Bay.

The game was completed under protest, leaving McGowan vulnerable to losing his win if the Rays' protest is successful. If it stands, the victory is McGowan's fifth of the season, as he continues to work as a middle reliever for the Jays.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 10 months ago

Dustin McGowan recorded five outs for his first career save Friday against the Orioles.

McGowan entered the game with two on and two outs and got Chris Davis to strike out swinging and Nelson Cruz to ground out to end the threat. He worked around a single from Manny Machado in the ninth inning to lock down the victory. McGowan has allowed just one run in 13 1/3 innings since being moved to the bullpen in mid-May.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 11 months ago

Dustin McGowan fell to 2-2 following Wednesday's start against the Indians, allowing four runs over four innings of work.

McGowan allowed nine hits, walked two, and struck out three in the effort. He has been unreliable in the rotation, now sitting with a 5.08 ERA and 1.62 WHIP. The Jays' bullpen didn't help matters, allowing 11 runs in the five innings after he exited the game. Prospect Marcus Stroman, hoping a spot opens up in the rotation, allowed five of those runs, which may give McGowan a tiny amount of extra breathing room. If McGowan gets another crack at it, he'll face the Red Sox on the road next.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 12 months ago

Dustin McGowan pitched five innings and allowed two runs Friday against the Angels.

McGowan was decent, but the Blue Jays are just postponing the inevitable by keeping him in the rotation and putting Marcus Stroman in the bullpen. Those two should switch roles before long.