Blue Jays RHP's Drew Hutchinson, Dustin McGowan Slated for Surgery

TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 15: Assistant trainer Hap Hudson of the Toronto Blue Jays walks off the field with starting pitcher Drew Hutchison #36 as manager John Farrell looks on during interleague MLB game action against the Philadelphia Phillies June 15, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Hutchinson left the game in the first inning with an apparent injury. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

Toronto Blue Jays right-handers Dustin McGowan and Drew Hutchinson are set to undergo surgery Thursday, the team has announced:

Hutchinson is slated for season-ending Tommy John surgery, which will likely cause him to miss about a year of action following the procedure. McGowan will undergo arthroscopic surgery on the shoulder that has given him issues over the past several seasons.

McGowan appeared in five games, including four starts, with the Blue Jays last season. Prior to these contests, the 30-year-old hadn’t appeared in a major league game since the 2008 season due to ongoing shoulder issues.

Over his five seasons in the majors, McGowan owns a career ERA of 4.80 with 7.3 SO/9 and 3.7 BB/9.

Hutchinson was shutdown with a UCL sprain earlier this season. It was initially reported that he would not require Tommy John surgery, but it has since been determined that he will.

Hutchinson made his major league debut with the Blue Jays this season, maintaining a 4.60 ERA over 11 starts with 7.5 SO/9 and 3.1 BB/9.

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