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Dustin McGowan’s latest comeback is going well

Jul 1, 2011, 10:47 AM EDT

Dustin McGowan Reuters

Dustin McGowan hasn’t pitched in a big-league game since 2008, experiencing multiple setbacks since then, but Arden Zwelling of MLB.com reports that he’s stayed injury free long enough to schedule a minor-league rehab assignment that begins tomorrow.

According to Zwelling the 29-year-old right-hander “has made tremendous strides in his recovery from multiple arm surgeries” during the past few months and is “throwing his fastball with mid-90s velocity during games in extended spring training.”

If true the Blue Jays ought to be commended for their patience, because at various points it looked like McGowan might never stay healthy long enough to rediscovery his nasty pre-surgery stuff. Presumably they’ll give him the maximum 30 days to rehab.

  1. TestSubjekt - Jul 1, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    I hope he makes it. I’m glad they still haven’t given up hope on him.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jul 1, 2011 at 10:59 AM

    I wish him well.

  3. cur68 - Jul 1, 2011 at 11:15 AM

    When he makes it back I hope he grows his mutton-chop sideburns back.

  4. dirtyharry1971 - Jul 1, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    another so called “cant miss” bluegal prospect, lord knows the jays system is full of them but they never go anywhere

    • cur68 - Jul 1, 2011 at 11:06 PM

      Some guy named Roy Halladay just said “Howdy”. Drafted by the Jays in 1995, 17th pick overall. The stupid is strong with you ‘harry1971.

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