Report: Brandon Morrow done for season with nerve issue in forearm

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Brandon Morrow's rehab from a forearm strain hit another snag.
Brandon Morrow's rehab from a forearm strain hit another snag. (USATSI)

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UPDATE: Morrow is done for the season with an entrapped radial nerve in his right forearm, reports Shi Davidi. The right-hander visited Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, who confirmed the diagnosis. Surgery is not being considered at the moment, though a treatment plan has not yet been finalized.

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Blue Jays righty Brandon Morrow will have his right forearm re-examined, reports Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca. He is working his way back from a strain, but he still doesn't feel right and is not making any progress.

Morrow, 28, has been on the DL since late May, and he suffered a setback in the middle of last month. He missed nearly three weeks with right forearm inflammation in 2011, and soreness in the forearm limited him during spring training in 2009.

In 10 starts before the injury, Morrow pitched to a 5.63 ERA with a 1.49 WHIP and 2.33 K/BB in 54 1/3 innings. His 7.0 K/9 was a career-low and represents the third consecutive year his strikeout rate has dropped.

Toronto signed Morrow to a three-year, $27 million contract extension prior to last season. Since then, he's gone 12-10 with a 3.77 ERA (113 ERA+) and a 1.23 WHIP while making only 31 starts.

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