After a couple of ugly and injury-plagued seasons in Toronto, Brandon Morrow got back on track with the Padres in 2015 ... for the five starts he was able to make, anyway. This time, it was a shoulder impingement that took him down -- one that ultimately required surgery. For as good as the results were, they weren't necessarily a harbinger of things to come. He again struggled to deliver a strikeout rate befitting his stuff, and now you have to wonder if he'll still have that stuff coming off shoulder surgery. He'll get another look from the Padres this spring, but he's too far removed from Fantasy relevance for you to care about him.
Morrow (shoulder) signed a minor league contract with the Padres on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports. Assuming Morrow passes his physical, he will join the Padres looking to earn another shot at a rotation spot in 2016. The 30-year-old pitched well in 2015 over a limited sample size, posting a 2.73 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 23 strikeouts in 33 frames. However, he continues to be plagued by injuries, and will need to stay healthy to have any shot at sticking with the club.
Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow has chosen to undergo surgery to repair his shoulder injury, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Morrow is dealing with a shoulder impingement and will likely have season-ending surgery next week.
Padres starting pitcher Brandon Morrow has been diagnosed with a shoulder impingement after being evaluated by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, according to U-T San Diego. He will likely have surgery, which would sideline him for the remainder of the season. He would need 3-4 months recovery following surgery.
Padres starting pitcher Brandon Morrow will not make his scheduled rehab start Thursday for Triple-A El Paso and is returning to San Diego to be re-evaluated by the team doctor, the Padres announced Thursday. The right-hander experienced more shoulder discomfort following his most recent bullpen session, according to U-T San Diego.
Padres right-hander Brandon Morrow resumed his rehab assignment with Triple-A El Paso on Saturday. Morrow allowed two runs on three hits over 2 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out one, throwing 28 of his 40 pitches for strikes. Morrow is currently on the 60-day disabled list, as he has been battling a shoulder issue for much of the season. He started a rehab stint back in June, but was shut down after leaving his second start with discomfort. There is still no clear timetable for his return to the big leagues.