Veteran pitcher Dustin McGowan has been outrighted by the Phillies to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, per MiLB.com. The 33-year-old McGowan, who was designated for assignment Thursday, was performing decently for Philadelphia into early June before collapsing. He allowed nine earned runs on 11 hits in his last six innings covering three appearances.
The Phillies recalled reliever Jake Diekman from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Thursday. To clear a roster spot, reliever Dustin McGowan was designated for assignment.
Phillies pitcher Dustin McGowan had his worst performance of the year in Tuesday night's 19-3 loss to the Orioles. McGowan went 3 1/3 innings and allowed seven runs — six earned — on seven hits and two walks. McGowan, who struck out four batters, was a launching pad for Orioles batters as he surrendered five home runs. He'd only given up two total home runs during the year before this performance. The game puts McGowan's ERA at 6.94 for the year.
The Phillies have selected the contract of right-hander Dustin McGowan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday, per the team's official website. He will replace Jake Diekman on the active roster, who was optioned on Thursday. McGowan owns a 5.79 ERA over 14 innings pitched with the Phillies during his previous big-league stint this season.
The Phillies have outrighted right-hander Dustin McGowan to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday, according to the News Journal. McGowan went 1-1 with a 5.79 ERA over 14 innings pitched, including one start. The Phillies now have 39 players on their 40-man roster.