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Brandon Morrow | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 2 - 11:30 AM

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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons suggested Friday that Brandon Morrow's (finger) long-term role could be as a reliever.

Morrow will move his rehab assignment up to Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday. The plan has always been to bring him back in September as a reliever, but it sounds like Morrow will be used out of the bullpen next year, too. "You look at his stuff," Gibbons said. "That might be an ideal role for him."
Aug 29 - 4:34 PM

Brandon Morrow (finger) threw a scoreless inning for High-A Dunedin on Wednesday.

The rehab appearance was the first for Morrow since hitting the disabled list on May 3. The inning is likely indicative of Morrow's role when he returns -- Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has said Morrow will likely come back as a reliever when he returns. That day is still probably a few weeks out.
Aug 27 - 9:10 PM

Brandon Morrow is no longer using a brace on his right index finger when throwing bullpen sessions.

However, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons noted that the right-hander has yet to throw at full intensity. Morrow has been on the shelf since early May with a torn tendon sheath in his right index finger but is hoping to rejoin the Jays as a reliever next month.
Aug 20 - 1:13 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that "if I was to say right now," Brandon Morrow (finger) will "probably be a reliever" when he returns.

"But by then, you never know what we're looking at anyways," Gibbons added. "We may need a starter, we don't know as a team where we're going to be at that point." Morrow has resumed throwing from a mound, but Gibbons said the righty is not yet "cutting it loose." The Jays are hoping to get him back in September.
Jul 28 - 9:05 PM

Brandon Morrow (finger) threw off a mound Thursday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

Morrow has been on the disabled list since early May with a torn tendon sheath in his right index finger. "It was good," the right-hander said of Thursday's short workout. "I still had the tape job on my finger so it’s not completely there, but the bullpen was fine." He could be a relief (or rotation) option for Toronto around late August.
Source: Sportsnet
Jul 24 - 2:51 PM

Brandon Morrow (finger) could be used as a reliever when he returns from the disabled list.

It will depend partly on what the Blue Jays need, but they can obviously bring him back sooner if he returns as a reliever. Morrow will head to the team's spring training complex near the end of the month to continue his rehab and hopes to be game-ready shortly after that.
Jul 18 - 4:55 PM

Brandon Morrow (finger) is hoping to be ready to pitch in games by the first week of August.

Coming back from a torn tendon sheath in his right index finger, Morrow began playing catch on June 20. He'll start throwing breaking balls in a week or so before eventually throwing off a mound. "Tentatively, real tentatively, I guess first week of August for getting back in games would seem about right," Morrow said. "But based on how I’m doing, that could move up a few days or a week or maybe be pushed back a few days or a week. It’s not so cut and dry with something like this, it’s not that common so there’s not exactly known procedures and protocols."
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Jun 29 - 9:55 AM

Brandon Morrow (finger) will begin a throwing program on Friday.

It will be the first time he's picked up a ball since he tore the tendon sheath in his right hand back in early May. The Blue Jays haven't set a timetable for Morrow's return, but the right-hander doesn't seem likely to be back before the All-Star break.
Jun 17 - 7:52 PM

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday that Brandon Morrow (hand) might not need surgery.

Morrow was placed on the 60-day disabled list this weekend with a torn tendon sheath in his right hand. He could return to the majors around the All-Star break.
May 6 - 4:44 PM

Blue Jays transferred RHP Brandon Morrow from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Morrow felt something pop in his hand during his ugly Friday night start against the Pirates and he was diagnosed Saturday in Arizona with a torn tendon sheath. There is no timetable for his return to the Blue Jays' rotation. It's obviously going to be at least two months, and if he needs surgery his 2014 season could be over.
May 3 - 10:41 PM

Blue Jays placed RHP Brandon Morrow on the 15-day disabled list with a right index finger injury.

Morrow walked eight batters on April 26 against the Red Sox and then heard something pop in his finger while surrendering 11 hits Friday to the Pirates. The right-hander flew to Arizona on Saturday to undergo an MRI.
May 3 - 4:18 PM

Brandon Morrow struggled in a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday, allowing three runs on 11 hits in his five innings of work.

The hard-throwing right-hander walked only one but struck out just a pair. He still struggled with his command though, and needed 102 pitches to get through his five frames. For the season, he owns a disappointing 5.93 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and 26/17 K/BB ratio through his first 27 1/3 innings. He’ll take on the Phillies at home on Wednesday.
May 2 - 10:31 PM

Brandon Morrow had another bout of extreme wildness in Saturday’s start against the Red Sox, issuing a career-high eight walks in just 2 2/3 innings of work.

Morrow didn’t allow a hit in the ballgame, struck out one and was charged with four earned runs. He departed after issuing a bases loaded walk to Grady Sizemore in the third inning, and A.J. Pierzynski greeted reliever Chad Jenkins with a grand slam to complete the damage. Now sporting a 6.04 ERA and 1.57 WHIP through his first 22 1/3 innings, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Morrow booted from the rotation to figure things out.
Apr 26 - 4:32 PM

Brandon Morrow struck out six and allowed only two runs but lasted just five innings in Sunday's loss to the Indians.

He yielded three hits, walked a pair and was his usual inefficient self with 95 pitches in five-plus frames. Morrow has 17 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings this season but holds a 5.03 ERA and has gone six innings just once in four starts. He'll go up against the Red Sox next weekend.
Apr 20 - 4:19 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Matt Hague
2B1Steve Tolleson
2Ryan Goins
3Maicer Izturis
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Anthony Gose
2Kevin Pillar
3Dalton Pompey
4Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Mark Buehrle
3Drew Hutchison
4J.A. Happ
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins
8Daniel Norris
9Brandon Morrow
10Sean Nolin
11Kendall Graveman