Thursday, April 26, 2012

Breaking: McGowan, Cecil Shut Down

The news keeps on getting worse for Dustin McGowan. After coming back last September, and pitching for the first time in 3 years, he was scheduled to be the Jays #5 starter in 2012. He got plantar fasciitis during Spring Training, and was placed on the disabled list. Today, he visited Dr, James Andrews, who gave him Tommy John Surgery a few years ago. He was told that he has been shutdown, and cannot throw for at least a 10-12 Days.

Meanwhile, in AA, The New Hampshire Fisher Cats chances of winning just got a whole lot better (Credits to Ian Sutherland for that one), as Brett Cecil has also been shutdown. Cecil is having trouble with his groin, and will be out for 3 starts.

Because of the McGowan injury, it seems as if Drew Hutchison will have the #5 spot in the Jays rotation until mid-June at the earliest, although I would not be surprised if McGowan's career is finished. And to everybody who think signing McGowan to that extension was a waste of money, it wasn't. First of all, it is not your money, so why the heck do you care. Secondly, the chances of reward were much higher than the risk, but the Jays just got unlucky, that's it.

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