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Brandon Morrow | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Padres signed RHP Brandon Morrow to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
Morrow can earn up to $5 million in performance-based bonuses if he's starting and up to $1 million if he's in a relief role. The 30-year-old right-hander was limited to 33 1/3 innings this past season in Toronto because of a finger injury, but he's flashed dominance at times over the course of his eight-year major league career. This could become a good bargain for the Friars. Dec 16 - 5:53 PM

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Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that Brandon Morrow's one-year contract with the Padres carries a $2.5 million guarantee.

Morrow will have the chance to earn $5 million in bonuses for starting and $1 million for relieving, which gives the Padres some flexibility about his role for 2015. The 30-year-old threw just 33 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays this past season due to a finger injury.
Dec 16 - 10:27 AM

Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the Padres and right-hander Brandon Morrow have agreed to a one-year contract, pending a physical.

No word yet on the exact terms involved, but FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that the Padres had offered around $2.5 million plus incentives. Injuries have limited the 30-year-old to just 87 2/3 innings over the past two seasons, but he's immensely talented and PETCO Park is a nice place to attempt to rebuild his value. He'll presumably get a chance to win a rotation spot with the Padres, especially if they end up moving an arm for another bat.
Dec 16 - 9:28 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Padres have made a one-year incentive-laden offer to free agent hurler Brandon Morrow.

If there was ever a perfect place for Morrow to spend a season and attempt to rebuild his value, the friendly confines of Petco Park would certainly be it. The 30-year-old has dealt with a wide array of injuries the past few years, logging only 87 2/3 innings the past two seasons.
Dec 12 - 8:31 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that right-hander Brandon Morrow is drawing interest as a starting pitcher.

Injuries have limited the 30-year-old Morrow to just 87 2/3 innings over the past two seasons. He still has plenty of upside if healthy, but it's hard to count on him. He'll likely have to settle for an incentive-laden contract.
Dec 8 - 3:26 PM

Blue Jays declined RHP Brandon Morrow's $10 million option for 2015.

They'll instead opt to pay Morrow a $1 million buyout. The highly-talented right-hander has struggled with injuries that have limited him to just 87 2/3 innings over the past two seasons. He may look to secure a one-year pillow contract in order to build his value back up before hitting the free agent market once again.
Nov 1 - 2:43 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Rene Rivera
3Tim Federowicz
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Taylor Lindsey
SS1Alexi Amarista
2Clint Barmes
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Cory Spangenberg
LF1Matt Kemp
2Carlos Quentin
3Rymer Liriano
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
3Abraham Almonte
4Trayvon Robinson
RF1Seth Smith
2Jake Goebbert
3Alex Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Tyson Ross
4Brandon Morrow
5Odrisamer Despaigne
6Robbie Erlin
7Cory Luebke
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joaquin Benoit
2Kevin Quackenbush
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tayron Guerrero
7Leonel Campos
8Frank Garces