McGowan, Blue Jays agree to $4.1M, 3-year contract

Right-hander Dustin McGowan and the Toronto Blue Jays have

agreed to a $4.1 million, three-year contract that adds an

additional two seasons and $3.5 million to the deal he reached in


Under the deal announced Monday, McGowan keeps the $600,000

salary for this year from his previous contract, and salaries of

$1.5 million annually are added for 2013 and 2014. Toronto has a $4

million option for 2015 with a $500,000 buyout.

McGowan also agreed to make a donation to the Jays Care


He returned late last season after two shoulder operations and

finished 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA in five games. He had not appeared in

a game since 2008.