Morrow (shoulder) was transferred to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday. Morrow has been out since May 9 with shoulder fatigue after experiencing numerous setbacks with his shoulder last season before undergoing surgery in August of 2015. Before he went down this season, Morrow had accumulated a 7.31 ERA in 32 innings of work spread across three levels of the Padres' minor leagues. With his transfer from extended spring training to El Paso, the hope remains that he could ultimately make his way back to the majors at some point this year.
Morrow has been shut down due to renewed shoulder fatigue, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. The last time Morrow pitched in a competitive environment was May 9, when he tossed six innings of three-run ball for Triple-A El Paso. Morrow experienced several setbacks with his shoulder last year before ultimately undergoing surgery. Still, it sounds like the Padres aren't willing to cut ties just yet, as there's talk that the two sides could push back his June 1 opt-out date.
Morrow (shoulder) gave up four runs on five hits and two walks to go along with three strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched in a rehab start at high Single-A Lake Elsinore on Monday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Morrow got off to a great start, tossing three shutout innings of work before getting roughed up in the fourth and fifth innings. It's a good sign that the 31-year-old was effective early on, and it is entirely possible that the runs came as a result of fatigue. More information regarding his health should be released soon, but he seems to be getting close to full strength.
Morrow (shoulder) will start for High-A Lake Elsinore on Monday, Kyle Glaser of the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. Morrow is still recovering from his shoulder surgery in October but is expected to return in mid-April. The 31-year-old was 2-0 with a 2.73 ERA in 33 innings of work in 2015.
Morrow could start the season on the disabled list, Bill Center of Padres.com reports. Morrow had shoulder surgery in October, but has been extremely limited in spring training thus far and will not be ready for major league game situations to start the season. This will make it even tougher for him to garner a major league roster spot, as his non-roster invitee status already clouded his organizational position to begin with.
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