Drabek takes a step forward 

March, 15, 2012
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The Blue Jays didn't send many projected big league regulars to Kissimmee, Fla., on Thursday, but they sent a strong group of prospects to play the Astros' JV … excuse me, that actually is the varsity roster. Oh, dear.

Dustin McGowan's comeback from multiple shoulder injuries, which followed 2004 Tommy John surgery and a subsequent comeback, should get him some big league time, but he's a shadow of what he used to be. On the plus side, he did show above-average velocity once he got going, and his arm is relatively easy for a guy who's had work done on his shoulder.

Keith Law

ESPN Senior Writer

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