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Brandon Morrow | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Padres re-signed RHP Brandon Morrow to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Morrow was really good in a limited showing in 2015, posting a 2.73 ERA over five starts with the Padres, but injuries once again bit the 31-year-old, ending his season in mid-August. It's a bit surprising that he couldn't find a major league deal given his talent, but the Padres will gladly take him back. Thu, Dec 17, 2015 08:27:00 PM

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Brandon Morrow will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a right shoulder impingement.

The recovery time for the procedure is expected to be 3-4 months. That would seem to indicate that Morrow should have a shot to be ready for spring training next year, but after another injury-shortened season he'll remain even more of a health risk going into 2016. The righty is a free agent this winter.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 07:25:00 PM

Brandon Morrow has elected to undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.

Morrow was diagnosed earlier this week with a hip impingement and decided on the procedure Saturday after consulting with Dr. Heinz Hoenecke in San Diego and Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. The 31-year-old right-hander made only five starts this season for the Padres. He'll be a free agent this winter.
Sat, Aug 8, 2015 06:40:00 PM

Brandon Morrow has been diagnosed with an impingement of his right shoulder.

Morrow came down with renewed shoulder discomfort last week after a three-inning rehab start at Triple-A El Paso and was examined this week by Dr. Heinz Hoenecke in San Diego and Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles, who both offered the same diagnosis. His options are rehab or surgery. Either way, the 31-year-old right-hander is done for the rest of the season.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 05:57:00 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will receive a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache this week.

Morrow was scratched from his rehab start last Thursday due to more shoulder discomfort. A subsequent exam by Padres team physician Dr. Heinz Hoenecke on Friday resulted in a diagnosis of shoulder inflammation, which is what Morrow has been dealing with for three months. However, he wants to get another opinion to see if anything else is going on. The right-hander would seem to be a long shot to pitch for the Padres again this season.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 01:19:00 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will not make his scheduled rehab start on Thursday.

He's going to visit Dr. Heinz Hoenecke in San Diego instead. Morrow allowed two runs over 2 1/3 innings last Saturday at Triple-A El Paso and came out of the appearance with more shoulder discomfort. The right-hander has been out since early May and might have to be written off for the rest of the 2015 season.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 10:52:00 AM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) allowed three hits and two earned runs over 2 1/3 innings Saturday in his first rehab start with Triple-A El Paso.

Morrow sat 92-95 mph with his fastball and topped out at 99 mph, but the results weren't all that great. The oft-injured right-hander is probably going to make several rehab starts before he is again considered for a rotation spot in San Diego. Morrow has been out since early May with a shoulder issue.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 09:45:00 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso this weekend.

Morrow was cleared for game action after getting through another bullpen session Wednesday with no issues. Out since early May with shoulder issues, Morrow is expected to need most, if not all, of his allotted 30 rehab days. That puts him on track to return in late August if all goes well.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 02:45:00 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) threw a simulated game on Monday.

Assuming he gets through it with no issues, he'll be cleared to resume a rehab assignment. Morrow is expected to need most, if not all, of his allotted 30 rehab days, so he likely won't be ready to rejoin the Padres' rotation until late August in a best-case scenario.
Mon, Jul 20, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will resume a rehab assignment this week.

Morrow is ready for game action after getting through a 45-pitch simulated game on Saturday with no issues. "I thought he threw the ball well," Padres interim manager Pat Murphy said. "Considering he hasn't been out facing hitters in a long time, I thought he competed well. He wasn't real, real sharp, but I think he's ready for a rehab assignment. ... We haven't decided exactly where." Morrow is expected to need most, if not all, of his allotted 30 rehab days, so he likely won't be ready to rejoin the Padres' rotation until mid-August in a best-case scenario.
Sun, Jul 12, 2015 10:12:00 AM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) threw 40 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

The next step in his recovery is to throw a simulated game in Pittsburgh next week, and as long as everything goes well, he'll then be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. Barring any setbacks, he could return to the rotation before the end of July.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 01:36:00 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

He's slated to throw off the bump again on Saturday. Morrow has hit some bumps in the road in his recovery from inflammation in his right shoulder, but at least for the moment he's starting to get back on track. There remains no timetable for his return.
Fri, Jul 3, 2015 10:54:00 AM

Padres transferred RHP Brandon Morrow to the 60-day disabled list.

The move is procedural to open a spot on the 40-man roster for Marcos Mateo. Morrow remains on the comeback trail from shoulder inflammation.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 06:42:00 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) hopes to throw a bullpen session this weekend.

Morrow has expanded his long-tossing to 120 feet and is almost ready to step on the bump. While the right-hander is pointed in the right direction again after having a setback with his shoulder earlier this month, the Padres won't be putting any timetable on him anytime soon.
Tue, Jun 23, 2015 08:54:00 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) played catch on Friday for the first time since being shut down.

Morrow indicated afterwards that he felt great. It isn't yet clear what the next step in his recovery will be, and there remains no clear timetable for his return to the Padres rotation.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 07:53:00 PM

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SS1Alexei Ramirez
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