The Dodgers continued their stockpiling of pitchers coming off injuries on Monday, signing right-hander Dustin McGowan to a one-year, major-league contract. As reported by Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, McGowan will earn the league minimum as a base salary and can earn up to $3 million in incentives based on roster and performance bonuses.
McGowan joins Brett Anderson and new signee Brandon Beachy on the Dodgers' roster, and is likely to be a part of the team's bullpen mix this season. Los Angeles was known to be interested in Joba Chamberlain as of last week, though the signing of McGowan may take them out of the hunt for Chamberlain as they look to add bullpen depth after losing closer Kenley Jansen for the first few weeks of the season due to a foot injury.
McGowan, 32, has spent his entire career with the Blue Jays, posting a 25-27 record and 4.57 ERA in 158 games (68 starts) over seven seasons since making his debut in 2005. He has undergone three surgeries on his throwing shoulder throughout his career, though could be a valuable low-cost signing for the Dodgers if healthy next season.