Morris tossed a perfect eighth inning, striking out one, in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals. After allowing three home runs in his first two outings of the season, Morris has reeled off six straight scoreless appearances to lower his ERA to 3.68 over 7.1 innings pitched in the young campaign. He's walked four and struck out four, but has allowed just one free pass in those six scoreless efforts. The veteran will continue to be a reliable late-inning piece for the Marlins.
Morris agreed to a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Marlins in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration. Morris cracked the majors in 2012, pitching well out of the bullpen for the Pirates and then Marlins after a mid-season trade in 2014. The 28-year-old reliever can consistently reach the mid-90s with his fastball, and could be an option to take on the closer role should A.J. Ramos suffer an injury.
Marlins reliever Bryan Morris was activated off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. He had been sidelined since early June due to a back injury. Morris spent four games on a rehab assignment with Class A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville. He went 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA.
Marlins reliever Bryan Morris made his first rehab appearance Sunday since going on the disabled list with a lower back strain, pitching 1 2/3 innings with the team's Double-A affiliate, per the team's radio announcer. Morris allowed two hits and one earned run, while throwing 33 pitches, 22 of them strikes. The reliever will make another appearance Monday and then his status for returning to the Marlins will be determined. Morris was 3-1 with a 3.95 ERA in 28 appearances before hitting the disabled list.
Marlins pitcher Bryan Morris is scheduled to throw in back-to-back games Sunday for the team's Class A affiliate, reports the Sun Sentinel. Morris has been on the DL since early June because of a lower back strain. "Probably after 30 pitches, we'll be able to assess where he is and make sure the quality of his strides are where they need to be," manager Dan Jennings said. "He's going back-to-back, which is good. We'll run him out there for two innings. From there, reassess it and make a decision."
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