Phils add McGowan to bullpen

Phils add McGowan to bullpen

PHILADELPHIA -- The Phillies have reached a deal with Dustin McGowan, adding the 32-year-old right-hander to their bullpen, the club announced on Saturday night.

McGowan went 5-3 with a 4.17 ERA in 53 appearances (eight starts) last season with Toronto. He is 25-27 with a 4.57 ERA in 158 appearances (68 starts) over parts of seven seasons with the Blue Jays.

He had a 6.75 ERA in seven Cactus League appearances this spring with Dodgers, who released him on Tuesday. He would have made $1 million had he made the Dodgers.

The Phillies must finalize their Opening Day roster before 3 p.m. ET on Sunday. Jonathan Papelbon, Ken Giles, Justin De Fratus and Jake Diekman entered the weekend as locks to make the big league roster, and the team selected the contracts of relievers Jeanmar Gomez and Cesar Jimenez on Saturday, putting seven in the Opening Day bullpen.

Rule 5 Draft pick Andy Oliver had been outrighted to Triple-A, but he elected to become a free agent.

Right-hander Luis Garcia remains in Phillies camp. He has options remaining. The club could elect to carry an eighth relief pitcher until it needs a fifth starter on April 12.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone. Follow him on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.