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Brandon Morrow | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will throw a simulated game on Wednesday.
If that goes well, he should be cleared to begin a rehab assignment. Morrow has been on the shelf since early May with right shoulder inflammation but could be ready to rejoin the Padres' rotation in a couple weeks if all goes well. May 25 - 7:44 PM

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Brandon Morrow (right shoulder inflammation) will throw another bullpen session on Sunday.

If the session goes well, Morrow will likely pitch in a simulated game on Wednesday or Thursday. Morrow was 2-0 with a 2.73 ERA before he got hurt. Odrisamer Despaigne will head back to the bullpen upon Morrow's return.
May 23 - 10:54 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) threw a successful 32-pitch bullpen session without any issues on Thursday.

It was the first bullpen that the right-hander has thrown since being placed on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation. He was able to throw all of his pitches without any difficulty, which is an encouraging sign. He'll repeat the process again on Saturday, and if all goes well could then be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment.
May 21 - 8:14 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Thursday.

The bullpen session will be Morrow's first since he went on the disabled list. The right-hander took batting practice Wednesday. He's trending in the right direction, but it's still unclear when he might be ready for a rehab stint.
May 20 - 8:26 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) played light catch on Friday.

Morrow hasn't begun throwing in earnest quite yet, but he's indicated that he hopes that that next step is close. He was put on the disabled list in early May with right shoulder inflammation. Until Morrow's returned to full health, Odrisamer Despaigne will continue to hold down his spot in the rotation.
May 15 - 8:03 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing but hopes to do so in the next three-to-four days.

Morrow landed on the disabled list last week with inflammation in his pitching shoulder. Odrisamer Despaigne is holding down the fort in the Padres rotation while Morrow is on the shelf.
May 14 - 9:32 PM

Brandon Morrow (shoulder) has returned to San Diego to be examined by Dr. Heinz Hoenecke.

There are currently no plans for when the right-hander could resume throwing. When Morrow went on the disabled list a week ago with right shoulder inflammation, the Padres expressed hope that he could be back when his 15 days are up. That's obviously not going to happen, though.
May 12 - 8:37 PM

Padres placed RHP Brandon Morrow on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 3, with right shoulder inflammation.

Big blow for Morrow and the Padres. The right-hander had been superb through the first month of the 2015 campaign, posting a 2.73 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 23/7 K/BB ratio in 33 innings. Injuries have limited Morrow to fewer than 20 starts in each of the last two seasons, but none of them have been shoulder-related. There's no current timetable for his return, though Morrow himself indicated that he believes that the disabled list stint is a precautionary measure and that he should be able to get back on the field when he's eligible to return in late May.
May 5 - 6:49 PM

Brandon Morrow held the Rockies to two earned runs over six innings Saturday in a Padres victory.

Morrow gave up seven hits, but he only issued a single walk and fanned four. The right-hander is now 2-0 with an excellent 2.73 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 23/7 K/BB ratio in 33 innings this season for the Padres. He's been a great offseason pickup for San Diego and will try to keep it all rolling next week at Arizona's Chase Field.
May 3 - 12:57 AM

Brandon Morrow pitched a gem against the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing just one run over seven innings.

This is the third time in four starts that Morrow has pitched seven innings (he went six innings in his other start). Pretty impressive for a guy who had to win the No. 5 spot in the rotation out of spring training. Against the Dodgers on Sunday, he struck out four, scattered five hits, and walked just one. Morrow's only mistake came on a solo home run by Alex Guerrero in the fifth inning. Otherwise, everything came up aces. Through 27 innings, he holds a 2.67 ERA and a 19/6 K/BB ratio. And he has the talent to keep it rolling as long as he stays healthy. Morrow will look to continue his sparkling run next Saturday at home against the Rockies.
Apr 26 - 6:53 PM

Brandon Morrow yielded five runs in six innings in a no-decision as the Padres beat the Rockies on Tuesday.

Morrow allowed six hits and a walk but the Rockies were able to arrange them well enough to plate five runs. Morrow struck out three on the evening in what was the worst of his three starts to begin the season. The right-hander has a 3.15 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP, and a 15/5 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. Morrow still hasn't gotten a decision; he'll hope for a win against the Dodgers on Sunday.
Apr 22 - 12:00 AM

Brandon Morrow held the Diamondbacks to two runs over seven strong innings in a no-decision on Wednesday.

Outside of a two-run Paul Goldschmidt homer, Morrow was basically perfect. Granted, we are only two starts into Morrow's one-year, $2.5 million contract, but the pact is already starting to look like one heck of a bargain (1.29 ERA). The 30-year-old is gunning for his share of up to $5 million in performance bonuses and he should gobble up most of the escalators if he can stay healthy. Alas, that's the only reason he was available for $2.5 million. The right-hander only pitched 33 1/3 innings last year in Toronto and had a 5.63 ERA in 2013 and a 5.67 ERA in 2014. He enjoyed flashes of dominance before then, though.
Apr 15 - 11:57 PM

Brandon Morrow struck out seven in seven shutout innings Friday against the Giants.

Odrisamer Despaigne's sterling outing Thursday in relief of Ian Kennedy could have brought the Padres' fifth starter spot back into question, but Morrow did everything he could tonight to say that the Padres made the right call in picking him. All four hits he allowed were singles, and he faced just three batters over the minimum. Morrow remains a shaky play in mixed leagues, but it's not like he doesn't have the upside.
Apr 11 - 1:31 AM

The Padres have named Brandon Morrow their fifth starter.

He beat out Odrisamer Despaigne for the role. Despaigne held a 2.12 ERA this spring and is coming off a season where he posted a 3.36 ERA over 16 starts, but it's clear the Pads have been eyeing Morrow for the No. 5 spot all along. He posted a 4.76 ERA with 12 strikeouts over 17 Cactus League frames. Morrow is worthy of a late-round flier in fantasy leagues, as he's going to get strikeouts and will pitch half his games at Petco Park. Despaigne will be used in long relief.
Apr 5 - 8:09 AM

Brandon Morrow (blister) is scheduled to pitch on Tuesday.

It will either be a Cactus or minor league game, with Odrisamer Despaigne getting the ball in the other contest. Morrow had to be scratched from his last outing due to a blister, but he's evidently experienced improvement. The former Blue Jay is looking like the favorite to open the season as the Padres' fifth starter.
Mar 29 - 12:46 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Austin Hedges
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Wil Myers
2Melvin Upton
RF1Matt Kemp
2Will Venable
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1James Shields
2Andrew Cashner
3Ian Kennedy
4Tyson Ross
5Brandon Morrow
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Josh Johnson
8Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Joaquin Benoit
3Shawn Kelley
4Dale Thayer
5Brandon Maurer
6Kevin Quackenbush
7Frank Garces
8Cory Mazzoni