Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:01:25 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey will make his next start against the Houston Astros Thursday, April 10, allowing the team to push SP Dustin McGowan back a day to split him and SP Brandon Morrow in the rotation. Morrow will start against the Astros Wednesday, April 9, while McGowan will start the opener against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, April 11.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:31:05 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Dustin McGowan said he's completely healthy and on track to make his first start of the season against the New York Yankees Friday, April 4. McGowan tossed 77 pitches in five innings against minor leaguers Sunday, March 30, and he expects to go 90 to 95 pitches Friday. His fastball stayed in the mid-90s this spring. Manager John Gibbons doesn't seem inclined to hold McGowan to an inning's limit this year.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:08:57 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SPs Drew Hutchison and Dustin McGowan won the final two spots in the team's starting rotation to begin the year. McGowan will start the home opener against the New York Yankees April 4. McGowan has pitched in only 30 major league games, with 25 relief outings last season, since he had right shoulder surgery in 2008. Ps Todd Redmond, Esmil Rogers and Jeremy Jeffress will work out of the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Hutchison is an up-and-coming pitching prospect that's worth a gamble late in deep mixed leagues. Due to McGowan's injury history, he's not worth the headache, and he might wind up being best served pitching out of the bullpen because of his limited innings since 2008.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:41:50 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated SP Dustin McGowan could be used as a multi-inning reliever if he does not win a spot in the starting rotation.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:59:16 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SPs Marcus Stroman and Drew Hutchison could both wind up winning rotation spots since SPs J.A. Happ, Kyle Drabek and Dustin McGowan have struggled so far this spring. "If I was picking the five guys, Hutchison would be in there for sure. Hutchison throws the ball wherever he wants, has a good release point and was 92 to 94 mph. It's way too early to even be answering those questions, but I like Hutchison," 1B Edwin Encarnacion said. Happ said he needs to be more aggressive. McGowan was hitting the high-90s on the radar gun, and despite his numbers, says he feels healthy.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:20:09 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SPs Esmil Rogers, Todd Redmond, Drew Hutchison, Kyle Drabek, Marcus Stroman, Sean Nolin, Dustin McGowan and Ricky Romero are all competing for the fifth rotation spot this spring, but manager John Gibbons said the team won't have a clear picture on who the favorites are until spring games begin.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 11:38:25 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have activated RPs Steve Delabar (shoulder) and Dustin McGowan (side) from the 15-day disabled list.
Thu, 01 Aug 2013 09:20:05 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays activated RP Sergio Santos (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list Thursday, Aug. 1, and placed SP Dustin McGowan (side) on the 15-day disabled list and moved SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) to the 60-day DL in corresponding moves.
Fantasy Tip: Santos will return to a setup role to Casey Janssen. Santos won't have much fantasy value. Morrow's season is effectively over with this move.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 21:25:13 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to place SP Dustin McGowan (side) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Aug. 1. He recently tweaked a muscle in his side.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:03:14 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to either option SS Munenori Kawasaki, or a member of the bullpen, to Triple-A Buffalo when SS Jose Reyes (ankle) is activated from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 26. The bullpen candidates to be sent out were believed to be RPs Neil Wagner, Dustin McGowan and Juan Perez, but manager John Gibbons said Tuesday, June 25, that Wagner "doesn't have anything to worry about."