Report: Dodgers cut ex-Blue Jays pitcher McGowan

Former Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan signed a one-year deal with Los Angeles in Febuary.

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ opening day bullpen will not include reliever Dustin McGowan.

According to reports, the former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher was released by the Dodgers on Tuesday morning.

McGowan, 33, recorded a 6.75 ERA with six earned runs, five strikeouts, one walk, two home runs allowed and a 1.625 WHIP in 8.0 innings with the Dodgers this spring. The Dodgers signed the right-hander to a one-year, incentive-laden contract before the start of spring training.

McGowan logged 82.0 innings with Toronto in 2014, posting a 4.17 ERA with 61 strikeouts and 33 walks.

He dealt with a slew of injuries throughout his Blue Jays’ tenure after the club drafted him in the first round (33rd overall) of the 2000 MLB Draft.

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