It appears that the Toronto Blue Jays have locked up terminally injured right-hander Dustin McGowan to a two-year contract extension for the 2013 and 2014 seasons with a club option for 2015.
This according to ESPN.com’s Jim Bowden on Monday.
The 29-year old McGowan will earn $1.5 million in both 2013 and 2014, with the option year worth $4 million.
During his five MLB seasons with the Blue Jays, the 2000 first round pick has as career record of 20-24 with a 4.80 ERA in 80 games and 60 starts.
However, McGowan has seen more than his share of time on the DL, and hadn’t appeared in a game since 2008 due to two shoulder surgeries, and a nagging foot injury, until returning late last season, going 0-2 with a 6.43 earned run average in five games.
From the Jays’ perspective, it’s not a large economic risk, and there’s potential if McGowan can remain healthy.