Blue Jays' Dustin McGowan likely will land in the bullpen

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan hasn't worked enough innings this spring to be considered...

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan hasn't worked enough innings this spring to be considered for a spot in the starting rotation. (VERONICA HENRI/QMI Agency)

Mike Rutsey, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:37 PM ET

Dustin McGowan originally was scheduled to appear in Sunday’s game against Baltimore but was an early morning scratch.

Not to fear, there is nothing wrong with the often-injured McGowan, no new setback to report. It’s just that with Todd Redmond and Aaron Sanchez scheduled to pitch, there aren’t enough innings for McGowan. He was squeezed out.

Instead, the right-hander threw a bullpen and is now scheduled to throw three innings on Thursday against the Phillies in Clearwater.

McGowan came into camp with the hope that he could crack the rotation. However he has not thrown more than two innings in any game and is behind the other candidates as far as number of pitches and innings.

In reality, his long shot dream of cracking the rotation is over, although nobody has announced it officially.


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