Top Dustin McGowan News

  • Dustin McGowan: Takes coaching job

    McGowan was hired as a high school baseball coach in the Tallahassee area Thursday, Joey Lamar of WCTV reports.

    McGowan hasn't played professional baseball since May of 2018, when he was released by the Marlins, and it would appear that his move to coaching could officially put an end to his playing career. If the 38-year-old is indeed hanging up the cleats, he finishes his career in the majors with 540 strikeouts, 35 wins, a 4.50 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 291 appearances with the Blue Jays, Phillies and Marlins.

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  • Dustin McGowan: Cut loose by Marlins

    McGowan was released by the Marlins on Thursday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

    McGowan signed a minor-league deal with the Marlins in early April after being with Tampa Bay in spring training, but never made an official appearance with the team. The 35-year-old will had a 4.75 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 64 strikeouts over 77.2 innings for Miami last season and will hope to continue his career elsewhere.

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  • Marlins' Dustin McGowan: Rejoining Marlins on minors deal

    The Marlins signed McGowan to a minor-league contract Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

    McGowan spent spring training with the Rays on a minor-league deal prior to being released in early March. The 36-year-old posted a 4.75 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 64 strikeouts over 77.2 innings (63 appearances) as a long-relief man for the Marlins in 2017. The right-hander would likely serve a similar role if he joins the big-league roster this season, but for now he will report to Triple-A New Orleans after putting in some work at extended spring training.

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  • Dustin McGowan: Released by Tampa Bay

    McGowan was released by the Rays on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

    McGowan was signed to a minor-league deal and invited to big-league camp by Tampa Bay in February, but will now look to find a new home for the 2018 season. Last year, the right-hander appeared in 63 games for the Marlins, posting a 4.75 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with a 64:27 K:BB in 77.2 innings of relief.

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  • Rays' Dustin McGowan: Signs minor-league deal with Rays

    The Rays signed McGowan to a minor-league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    McGowan compiled an 8-2 record with a 4.75 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 64 strikeouts across 77.2 innings as the Marlins' long-relief man in 2017. The 35-year-old is likely to be seeking a similar role with Tampa Bay in 2018, but will need to put together a solid spring training to crack the Opening Day roster.

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  • Marlins' Dustin McGowan: Throws scoreless inning

    McGowan allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one batter across one scoreless inning Monday against the Mets.

    McGowan holds a 9.88 ERA and 1.83 WHIP over his last 11 appearances. After posting a stellar 2.82 ERA last season, the 35-year-old right-hander has taken a step back this year, although he did enjoy a strong first half. He's a free agent again this winter.

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  • Marlins' Dustin McGowan: Earns fifth win

    McGowan (5-0) earned his fifth win by allowing one run over 1.1 innings and recorded one strikeout in Wednesday's win over St. Louis.

    The 35-year-old has been utilized mostly as a long reliever this season, but has a 2.98 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 38 strikeouts across 45.1 innings. McGowan has been fantastic since the start of June, with 14 strikeouts and only four runs allowed over 19.2 innings and a 3-0 record.

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  • Marlins' Dustin McGowan: Holding steady in 2017

    McGowan has an ERA of 2.84 with a 31:14 K:BB in 38 innings this season.

    It's the 35-year-old's second season in Miami, and this one is starting to shape up extremely similar to the first one. Last season, McGowan had an ERA of 2.82 with a WHIP of 1.22 in 67 innings, and is posting just a slightly worse ERA with a WHIP of 1.16 this year. Despite the consistency, the veteran reliever hasn't faced many batters in stressful situations, limiting his fantasy potential in even the deepest leagues.

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  • Marlins' Dustin McGowan: Gets win Tuesday with strong relief effort

    McGowan allowed only two hits, including a solo home run, while striking out three over three innings of relief to pick up the win in Tuesday's victory over the Phillies.

    He came into the game after Justin Nicolino injured his finger on a bunt in the bottom of the third inning and, a mistake by Howie Kendrick aside, McGowan looked sharp in earning his second win of the season. The right-hander has been solid in long relief on a staff whose starters rarely go deep, and he now has a 3.86 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 24:11 K:BB in 25.2 innings. If the Marlins' offense continues its recent improvement, McGowan could vulture a handful of additional wins over the rest of the season.

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  • Marlins' Dustin McGowan: Eating innings for last-place Miami

    McGowan has allowed 10 earned runs across 22.2 innings out of the Marlins' bullpen this season.

    The veteran right-hander has given up four runs on nine hits and four walks over 9.2 innings in May, and the Marlins have lost the past six games in which he's appeared. McGowan is largely relegated to mop-up duty at this point, but those opportunities could be plentiful if Miami continues to struggle.

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  • Marlins' Dustin McGowan: Solid start until recent slip-up

    McGowan has allowed four runs and seven hits over 8.2 innings to begin the season.

    McGowan posted 6.1 innings of scoreless ball to start the year, then stumbled last Wednesday, surrendering four runs over 2.1 innings at Seattle. In 2016, McGowan tossed 67 innings for the Marlins, giving up 21 earned runs and posting a 1.22 WHIP.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Savannah, GA
Age: 39
Experience: 10
Bats/Throws: R, R