Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • Tennis

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)

More MLB: Scoreboard | Standings | Probable Pitchers | Sortable Stats | Odds

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.

* * *

Blue Jays righty Brandon Morrow will have his right forearm re-examined, reports Shi Davidi of 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.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

mlb Video

September 17, 2014
MLB Power rankings 9/17 (5:47)
1 September 16, 2014
Papelbon suspended
2 September 16, 2014
MLB Top 10 players of the second half
3 September 16, 2014
Gary Sheffield talks about his career


Most Popular Shop

Mens Baltimore Orioles Majestic Charcoal 2014 AL East Division Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

MLB Division Champs Gear
Get your team today
Shop Now