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Brandon Morrow | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 7/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. May 17 - 8:04 PM

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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.
May 14 - 11:51 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.
Apr 12 - 7:18 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will start for High-A Lake Elsinore on Monday.

It will be his first game action since July 25 of last year before shoulder issues ended his season. Morrow was built up gradually during spring training while working his way back from surgery and also dealt with a bout of valley fever over the winter. There's no timetable for when he could join the Padres, but they'll likely give him a shot if he can manage to stay healthy.
Apr 8 - 3:06 PM

The Padres paid a retention bonus to keep right-hander Brandon Morrow.

Morrow was in camp on a minor league deal and the Padres had until Tuesday to decide whether to release him or pay a $100,000 retention bonus to keep him around. The oft-injured right-hander has been behind this spring after shoulder surgery and has also battled an illness, but he could be an option for the Padres' rotation by mid-April.
Mar 29 - 4:02 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) is not expected to be ready for Opening Day.

Morrow is still working his way back from last August's shoulder surgery and has also battled a flu in recent days. While he won't be ready by Opening Day, he still has a shot to be available for the first time the Padres need a No. 5 starter on April 13. However, there are no guarantees he'll be slotted into that role.
Mar 20 - 1:01 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Monday.

The veteran right-hander has been brought along gradually early in camp as he continues his recovery from last August's shoulder surgery. Talent has never been the issue, so as long as he proves his health he'll be a viable candidate for one of the final spots in the Padres' Opening Day rotation.
Mar 18 - 8:21 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will throw live batting practice on Friday.

Morrow is being brought along slowly this spring after last August's surgery to repair a right shoulder impingement. He's playing catch-up as he tries to win a spot in the Padres' rotation.
Mar 11 - 12:45 PM

Brandon Morrow lost 17 pounds after bouts with valley fever and pneumonia in December.

You know, just in case he hasn't had enough bad luck on the health front. The good news is that he has gained all the weight back. Morrow was limited to five starts last season due to a shoulder injury and eventually required surgery to repair an impingement. It's hard to count on him, but he's in Padres' camp on a minor league deal.
Feb 23 - 11:10 AM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will be built up gradually during spring training.

Morrow had surgery last August to repair a right shoulder impingement. Obviously his injury history is lengthy, so the Padres will understandably proceed cautiously with him in camp. If the right-hander manages to make it through Cactus League play without a setback, he stands a great chance at winning the fifth spot in the rotation.
Feb 19 - 10:27 AM

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

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

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2B1Cory Spangenberg
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SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
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LF1Melvin Upton
CF1Jon Jay
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RF1Matt Kemp
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PosRoleName
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5Cesar Vargas
6Christian Friedrich
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PosRoleName
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4Matt Thornton
5Jon Edwards
6Ryan Buchter
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