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Brandon Morrow | Relief Pitcher | #17

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 7/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: California
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (5) / SEA
Contract: view contract details
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are open to trading Brandon Morrow or Sergio Romo.
The idea would be to clear a spot for an acquisition of a left-handed reliever to create better balance in the bullpen. Morrow, with a 2.30 ERA and 20/2 K/BB ratio over 15 2/3 innings, would be the more appealing trade chip at this point. Romo has struggled to the tune of a 6.12 ERA over 30 appearances this season. Jul 17 - 12:50 PM

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Dodgers recalled RHP Brandon Morrow from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

In his previous stint with the Dodgers this season, Morrow did not allow a run in five appearances. The veteran right-hander will work in middle relief now that he has been called back up.
Jun 21 - 9:15 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP Brandon Morrow to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Alex Wood was activated from the DL in the corresponding move. Morrow spun six shutout innings during his five-game stint in Los Angeles. He'll be back, and probably before long.
Jun 10 - 8:52 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of RHP Brandon Morrow from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He'll take the place of the injured Alex Wood (SC joint inflammation) on the active roster. Morrow has posted a 5.71 ERA over 17 relief appearances in Triple-A this year, but he has allowed just two runs over 9 1/3 innings of work this month. Morrow has mostly pitched as a starter in the majors, but he'll pitch in relief with the Dodgers.
May 29 - 12:05 PM

The Dodgers are expected to add right-hander Brandon Morrow to the active roster on Monday.

Morrow owns a 5.71 ERA over 17 relief appearances in Triple-A this year, but he has a 17/4 K/BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings and has been much better this month. The oft-injured 32-year-old figures to pitch in middle relief.
May 29 - 11:39 AM

Brandon Morrow won't make the Dodgers' Opening Day roster.

He'll remain with the club for the Dodgers' upcoming Freeway Series. So far Morrow has struggled to a 4.82 ERA over 11 Cactus League outings. Morrow told manager Dave Roberts that he's willing to start the year in the minor leagues. Because he's still on the roster, Morrow is entitled to a $100,000 retention bonus.
Mar 28 - 2:42 PM

Brandon Morrow is scheduled to pitch in Monday's Cactus League game.

That's important to note, because the veteran right-hander also worked in Sunday's game and it will be the first time he has worked in back-to-back contests. If he's up to the task, he should have a good shot at securing a spot in the Opening Day bullpen.
Mar 26 - 7:19 PM

Brandon Morrow was lit up for three earned runs in the bottom of the fourth inning Sunday in his Cactus League debut against the Brewers.

It was a brutal appearance for the 32-year-old right-hander, who signed a minor league contract with Los Angeles in late January and is aiming to claim a long relief job this spring. Domingo Santana and Hernan Perez opened the inning with back-to-back singles and then Scooter Gennett hit a run-scoring double to center field. Morrow rallied to strike out Jett Bandy and Kirk Nieuwenhuis, but Brewers outfield prospect Ryan Cordell then put a grounder in play that deflected off Chase Utley and scored both Perez and Gennett. Not an ideal way for Morrow to kick things off.
Feb 26 - 7:38 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Brandon Morrow to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Morrow has been plagued by injuries throughout his career and has not pitched more than 40 major league innings in a season since 2013. He saw 16 innings with the Padres last year, surrendering four runs on 19 hits in that space. At 32 years old, the chance of a career renaissance might have passed, but he should have a decent opportunity to fight for a spot in the Opening Day bullpen over the course of spring training. Per Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times, Morrow will make $1.25 million should he manage to make the Dodgers' roster out of spring training.
Jan 25 - 9:23 PM

Padres activated RHP Brandon Morrow from the paternity leave list.

Morrow has been away from the team since Friday in order to be present for the birth of his first child. The Padres sent down Buddy Baumann on Monday in order to make room for his return to the active roster.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 05:04:00 PM

Padres placed RHP Brandon Morrow on the paternity leave list.

Morrow and his wife are expecting their first child. He's being replaced on the roster by Buddy Baumann.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 01:20:00 PM

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Brandon Morrow from Triple-A El Paso.

The 31-year-old hurler has dealt with countless injury issues over the years, but is back in the big leagues as a member of the Padres bullpen. He registered a 6.94 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 39/16 K/BB ratio over 48 innings in the minors this season.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 02:43:00 PM

Brandon Morrow is experiencing renewed shoulder fatigue.

Yet another setback for the chronically-injured 31-year-old right-hander. Morrow has a June 1 opt-out clause in his minor league contract with the Padres, but beat writer AJ Cassavell of MLB.com expects the two sides to negotiate an extension of that date. Morrow hasn't appeared in a major league game since May 2, 2015.
Tue, May 17, 2016 08:04:00 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) was recently transferred from Triple-A El Paso to extended spring training.

The move, according to a source quoted by Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, was made so the veteran could "work on some things" in a less competitive environment. Morrow signed a minor league deal with the Padres over the winter and is working back from August shoulder surgery. It's hard to see the 31-year-old making a meaningful impact in the majors any time soon, if ever again.
Sat, May 14, 2016 11:51:00 AM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings Monday with High-A Lake Elsinore.

It was his first live game action since last July 25. Morrow is with the Padres this year on a minor league contract, so he won't have to be rushed to the major league level at a certain point. Expect him to spend at least another couple weeks on the farm before the Friars consider him a rotation option. Morrow underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery last August.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 07:18:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4O'Koyea Dickson
5Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Yu Darvish
3Alex Wood
4Rich Hill
5Kenta Maeda
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brock Stewart
9Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Tony Watson
4Brandon Morrow
5Luis Avilan
6Grant Dayton
7Tony Cingrani
8Ross Stripling
9Josh Fields
10Edward Paredes
11Josh Ravin
12Walker Buehler
13Adam Liberatore
14Yimi Garcia