Dustin McGowan P PHI 2 weeks ago

McGowan was outrighted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

McGowan was designated for assignment Thursday. He has a 6.94 ERA and a 21:20 K:BB ratio in 23.1 innings with the Phillies this season.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 2 weeks ago

McGowan was designated for assignment Thursday, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

He was used in long relief Tuesday and gave up six runs on seven hits and two walks against the Orioles, essentially punching his ticket off the 40-man roster. Jake Diekman was recalled to take McGowan's spot in the Phillies' bullpen.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 3 weeks ago

McGowan allowed six runs on seven hits over 3.1 innings in Tuesday's 19-3 loss to the Orioles.

McGowan allowed five home runs and saw his ERA balloon to 6.94. The Phillies were forced to stick with him after starter Jerome Williams left the game in the first inning with a hamstring strain.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 1 month ago

McGowan was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

McGowan will replace Jake Diekman, who was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday. The Phillies hope to bring Diekman back before long, meaning McGowan's stay in the big-league bullpen could be a short one. McGowan has really struggled this season, allowing nine earned runs and a whopping 16 walks through 14 innings.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 2 months ago

McGowan has been sent down to Triple-A Lehigh after clearing waivers, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

McGowan was unspectacular to say the least in his only start for the Phillies and will likely only be seen in a bullpen role going forward unless they get truly desperate.

Dustin McGowan P PHI 2 months 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 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 3 months 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.