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Brandon Morrow | Relief Pitcher | #17

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 7/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: California
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (5) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Padres placed RHP Brandon Morrow on the paternity leave list.

Morrow and his wife are expecting their first child. He's being replaced on the roster by Buddy Baumann.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 01:20:00 PM

Padres purchased the contract of RHP Brandon Morrow from Triple-A El Paso.

The 31-year-old hurler has dealt with countless injury issues over the years, but is back in the big leagues as a member of the Padres bullpen. He registered a 6.94 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 39/16 K/BB ratio over 48 innings in the minors this season.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 02:43:00 PM

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 expects the two sides to negotiate an extension of that date. Morrow hasn't appeared in a major league game since May 2, 2015.
Tue, May 17, 2016 08:04:00 PM

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.
Sat, May 14, 2016 11:51:00 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.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 07:18:00 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.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 03:06:00 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.
Tue, Mar 29, 2016 04:02:00 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.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 01:01:00 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.
Fri, Mar 18, 2016 08:21:00 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.
Fri, Mar 11, 2016 12:45:00 PM

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