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Brandon Morrow | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Brandon Morrow (blister) is scheduled to pitch on Tuesday.
It will either be a Cactus or minor league game, with Odrisamer Despaigne getting the ball in the other contest. Morrow had to be scratched from his last outing due to a blister, but he's evidently experienced improvement. The former Blue Jay is looking like the favorite to open the season as the Padres' fifth starter. Mar 29 - 12:46 PM

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Brandon Morrow (blister) will have Thursday's scheduled start pushed back.

Morrow is currently dealing with a blister on his right ring finger and the Padres aren't going to push him. However, it isn't expected to be a long-term issue. He's competing with Odrisamer Despaigne for the fifth starter job this spring.
Mar 25 - 1:14 PM

The Padres will decide Wednesday morning whether Brandon Morrow (finger) will make Thursday's scheduled start.

Morrow came out of his last start with a blister on his right ring finger. He was able to throw a bullpen session Monday, but his status for Thursday is up in the air at the moment. The 30-year-old has a 4.26 ERA and 8/3 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings this spring as he competes with Odrisamer Despaigne for the fifth starter job.
Mar 25 - 12:36 PM

Brandon Morrow had a blister issue coming out of his last start.

It hasn't slowed him down much, as Morrow was able to throw a bullpen session Monday and is still penciled in to pitch Thursday. Odrisamer Despaigne, his competition for the fifth starter job, is also slated to pitch that day. It's a close race.
Mar 24 - 1:05 PM

Brandon Morrow was hit around in Saturday's start facing the Diamondbacks, serving up five runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Morrow also walked one and struck out one on the afternoon. The outing certainly hurts the oft-injured right-hander's chances at making the back of the Padres' rotation, but he still has some time to turn things around.
Mar 21 - 7:34 PM

Brandon Morrow was superb on Monday against the Cubs, hurling four scoreless innings.

Morrow yielded only three hits while walking none and striking out two. Through nine spring innings, Morrow has allowed only one run while posting a 7/2 K/BB ratio. The right-hander is vying for the final spot in the Padres' rotation and may just earn it if he keeps it up. Morrow has only pitched 87 2/3 innings total over the last two seasons due to injuries.
Mar 16 - 7:02 PM

Brandon Morrow struck out four while allowing one run over three innings of work in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

The bad is that Morrow surrendered four hits and a walk in his three frames, but he managed to limit the damage. Morrow has now allowed a lone run in five spring innings while striking out five. He's got more work to do to win the fifth and final spot in the Padres rotation, but the 30-year-old is talented enough to make it a tough decision on Padres manager Bud Black.
Mar 11 - 7:15 PM

Padres manager Bud Black said Thursday that Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne are "maybe out there a touch" in the competition for the No. 5 starter spot.

It's not a surprise, as Morrow signed a deal over the winter that could be worth up to $7.5 million and Despaigne put up a 3.36 ERA last season in 16 starts. Robbie Erlin and top prospect Matt Wisler are the other main candidates, though Wisler almost surely will head back to the minors unless he really wows in camp. Josh Johnson (elbow) hopes to be ready for the rotation at some point in May.
Feb 26 - 6:45 PM

Padres signed RHP Brandon Morrow to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Morrow can earn up to $5 million in performance-based bonuses if he's starting and up to $1 million if he's in a relief role. The 30-year-old right-hander was limited to 33 1/3 innings this past season in Toronto because of a finger injury, but he's flashed dominance at times over the course of his eight-year major league career. This could become a good bargain for the Friars.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 05:53:00 PM

Corey Brock of reports that Brandon Morrow's one-year contract with the Padres carries a $2.5 million guarantee.

Morrow will have the chance to earn $5 million in bonuses for starting and $1 million for relieving, which gives the Padres some flexibility about his role for 2015. The 30-year-old threw just 33 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays this past season due to a finger injury.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Corey Brock of reports that the Padres and right-hander Brandon Morrow have agreed to a one-year contract, pending a physical.

No word yet on the exact terms involved, but FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the Padres had offered around $2.5 million plus incentives. Injuries have limited the 30-year-old to just 87 2/3 innings over the past two seasons, but he's immensely talented and PETCO Park is a nice place to attempt to rebuild his value. He'll presumably get a chance to win a rotation spot with the Padres, especially if they end up moving an arm for another bat.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 09:28:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Padres have made a one-year incentive-laden offer to free agent hurler Brandon Morrow.

If there was ever a perfect place for Morrow to spend a season and attempt to rebuild his value, the friendly confines of Petco Park would certainly be it. The 30-year-old has dealt with a wide array of injuries the past few years, logging only 87 2/3 innings the past two seasons.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 08:31:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that right-hander Brandon Morrow is drawing interest as a starting pitcher.

Injuries have limited the 30-year-old Morrow to just 87 2/3 innings over the past two seasons. He still has plenty of upside if healthy, but it's hard to count on him. He'll likely have to settle for an incentive-laden contract.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 03:26:00 PM

Blue Jays declined RHP Brandon Morrow's $10 million option for 2015.

They'll instead opt to pay Morrow a $1 million buyout. The highly-talented right-hander has struggled with injuries that have limited him to just 87 2/3 innings over the past two seasons. He may look to secure a one-year pillow contract in order to build his value back up before hitting the free agent market once again.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 02:43:00 PM

Blue Jays activated RHP Brandon Morrow from the 60-day disabled list.

Morrow has been out since early May with a finger tendon injury, but he's back to full health now and will pitch out of the bullpen in September. The Blue Jays are likely to decline his $10 million option for 2015, so this is an opportunity to prove his health and effectiveness before free agency.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:30:00 AM

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2Tommy Medica
3Jake Goebbert
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SS1Alexi Amarista
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LF1Justin Upton
2Carlos Quentin
CF1Wil Myers
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3Abraham Almonte
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RF1Matt Kemp
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Starting Pitcher
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Brandon Morrow
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Nick Vincent
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