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McGowan put on Jays disabled list
Dustin McGowan - photo by Photo courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays
According to a press release on the Toronto Blue Jay’s Web site, Long County hurler Dustin McGowan had a MRI on his shoulder Wednesday, showing he is suffering from a tear in his right rotator cuff.
According to Toronto General Manager J. P. Ricciardi, a specialist will compare film of McGowan’s shoulder this year to that of previous years to check the severity of the tear.
It’s a set back and the first injury of the year for the 26-year-old pitcher.
McGowan was able to go four innings on Tuesday night, when the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 7-6. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday as a result. It was obvious to those watching Tuesday’s game that he was struggling as he didn’t have the zip on his ball which he normally carries.  According to Jays Manager Cito Gaston, the right-hander hit 94-mph only once in 66 pitches, which for the Long native is uncharacteristic, as he is normally still managing pitches in the high 90’s late in his games.
After the game, McGowan told  reporters he had been pitching with soreness in the shoulder recently, but had been able to get through those games.
For the night McGowan lasted 4 innings, throwing the 66 pitches, with 39 being for strikes.  He struck out 2, walked 1, and gave up 4 hits, 4 runs, with 2 being earned.  His record remained at 6-7 as he picked up the no decision, and his ERA is now 4.37.
For the year he has made 19 starts, going 111 1/3 innings striking out 85, walking 38, and giving up 115 hits and 54 earned runs.
Ricciardi said it appears that McGowan may miss up to four weeks or more. He is hopeful the team will have him in rehabilitation soon.
With the former Blue Tide pitcher on the DL, Toronto brought up Brian Wolfe from Triple-A Syracuse.

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