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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
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According to Patrick Mooney of NBC Sports Chicago, the Cubs have identified free agent reliever Brandon Morrow as an offseason target.
Morrow put up a stellar 2.06 ERA and 50/9 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 regular-season innings for the Dodgers and then shut down the Cubs in the National League Championship Series. Mooney says the Cubs "are also expected to monitor" the market for free agent Addison Reed as they look for new late-inning relief options. The asking price on Orioles closer Zach Britton is said to be "too high." Nov 16 - 11:54 AM

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John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants have "checked in on" Brandon Morrow.

They'll have competition, as Shea notes that "many teams are calling on Morrow," who posted a 2.06 ERA and 50/9 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 relief innings for the Dodgers this season. The Giants are expected to go after at least one reliever this winter as they look to stabilize things ahead of closer Mark Melancon.
Nov 13 - 1:52 PM

Brandon Morrow told MLB Network Radio on Thursday that he'd like to remain with the Dodgers as a free agent.

Morrow qualified the statement with an "all things being equal," suggesting that he wants to get out there and get the biggest deal he can. Of course, the Dodgers have the flexibility to be generous. One imagines they'll make a significant bid to keep him.
Nov 9 - 4:44 PM

Brandon Morrow worked a tidy nine-pitch scoreless sixth inning in Saturday's game at Colorado to pick up another relief victory.

Morrow improved to 6-0 while lowering his ERA to 2.06. He also has an impressive 0.92 WHIP, easily a career best. A move to the bullpen in 2016 with the Padres has revived his career.
Oct 1 - 2:37 AM

Brandon Morrow worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants on Sunday, protecting a two-run lead to earn his second save of the season.

Morrow retired all three hitters that he faced, two of them via strikeout. He has done a tremendous job out of the Dodgers' bullpen this season, compiling a 2.11 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 50/8 K/BB ratio in his 42 2/3 innings.
Sep 24 - 7:16 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Charlie Culberson
3Tim Locastro
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Joc Pederson
2Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Brandon McCarthy
7Brock Stewart
8Scott Kazmir
9Wilmer Font
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Luis Avilan
4Grant Dayton
5Tony Cingrani
6Ross Stripling
7Josh Fields
8Edward Paredes
9Josh Ravin
10Walker Buehler
11Yimi Garcia
12Adam Liberatore