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By Jon Weisman

Continuing to place bets on pitchers on the mend, the Dodgers have signed former Toronto righty Dustin McGowan. Recently signed Brandon Beachy, as planned, will go on the 60-day disabled list to make room for McGowan on the 40-man roster.

McGowan, who turns 33 on March 24, has had surgery to repair his labrum (2008), ACL (2009), rotator cuff (2010) and shoulder (arthroscopic, 2012) and was also on the disabled list in 2013 with an oblique strain.

In 2014, he pitched 82 innings — his most since 2008 — allowing 116 baserunners while striking out 61. He made eight starts in 53 appearances, and in his career, he has started 68 games and relieved in 90.

As a reliever in 2014, McGowan had a 3.35 ERA, allowing 50 baserunners in 43 innings while striking out 36.