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Dustin McGowan agrees to deal

TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays and right-hander Dustin McGowan have agreed to a one-year contract worth $450,000.

McGowan hasn't pitched in a major league game since he went 6-7 with a 4.37 ERA in 19 starts for the Blue Jays in 2008. He had surgery in June to repair a torn rotator cuff and improve range of motion in his pitching shoulder.

The team announced the deal Thursday and said the 28-year-old McGowan recently started a throwing program. There is no timetable for his return to the mound.

McGowan is 20-22 with a 4.71 ERA in 75 games over four seasons with Toronto.

Also Thursday, the Blue Jays did not offer contracts to reliever Jeremy Accardo and outfielder Fred Lewis, making them free agents.