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Oft-injured Dustin McGowan has agreed to a new one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays worth $450,000 (U.S.), the American League club said on Thursday.

The 28-year-old pitcher, 12-10 with the Jays in 2007, has not pitched in a game since July, 2008, when he had the first of two surgeries on his right pitching shoulder.

The most recent procedure was performed in June.

The Savannah, Ga., native has recently begun a throwing program, although no timetable is set for a return to the mound.

In Chicago, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that slugging first baseman Adam Dunn has agreed in principal to a four-year, $56-million deal with the Chicago White Sox.

Dunn, the left-handed bat the White Sox have been seeking, batted .260 with 38 homers and 103 RBIs for the Washington Nationals last season.

The White Sox could still also bring back Paul Konerko, who is a free agent after turning down Chicago's arbitration offer.

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