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  • Bryan Morris: Opts for free agency

    Morris refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Fresno after clearing waivers Monday and will become a free agent, Robert Murray of reports.

    After inking a minor-league deal with the Giants in the offseason, Morris was added to the 40-man roster and reported to the big club in May. Though the Giants are lacking in quality middle-relief options, Morris wasn't able to find a meaningful role out of the bullpen after being blasted for 15 runs in 21 innings over 20 appearances. If he elects to pursue a spot with another organization, he'll likely have to settle for a minor-league deal again.

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  • Giants' Bryan Morris: Serves up five runs in loss Thursday

    Morris couldn't complete the fifth inning Thursday, serving up five runs over two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Braves.

    Ouch. Morris saw his ERA rise two whole runs to 6.43 following his implosion. The first-round pick in 2006 isn't even providing strikeouts to boost his value (6.4 K/9), so there is no reason for fantasy owners to look in his direction.

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  • Giants' Bryan Morris: Designated for assignment

    Morris was designated for assignment Friday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Morris had been sharp for the Giants until this past week, when he allowed eight runs and 10 hits over the course of just three outings. In that span, Morris's ERA jumped from 3.44 to 6.43, which spelled the end of his time with the Giants. Still, considering how well he was doing until his collapse over the last few days, Morris may attract some interest on the waiver wire.

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  • Giants' Bryan Morris: Rounding into midseason form

    Morris has given up seven runs and struck out 14 in 17.1 innings of work this season.

    In his first season in San Francisco, Morris has shown he's capable of a middle-innings role. His WHIP is 1.27, down from the 1.42 and 1.48 he's had the last two seasons with Miami. The first-round pick also has a FIP of 2.97, which has him on pace for a career best. He's stuck behind some proven veterans in the bullpen, so his workload doesn't appear to be on the rise anytime soon, but the season is starting to come together nicely for the righty.

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  • Giants' Bryan Morris: Picks up win in relief Friday

    Morris notched his second victory of the season Friday, tossing a clean inning with two strikeouts in a comeback win over St. Louis.

    The 30-year-old has fared well since being called up to the majors, striking out nine batters over 9.2 innings of work. His 4.66 ERA doesn't look pretty, but it is being inflated by a low 61.5 percent strand rate, resulting in a much cleaner 2.27 FIP. The Giants have several proven right-handed options to use in the late innings of close games, so Morris will remain in middle relief until a spot opens up.

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  • Giants' Bryan Morris: Promoted to majors

    Morris was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Morris signed a minor-league pact with the Giants this offseason and was hobbled by a foot fracture early in the season that caused him to miss some time. The 30-year-old has tossed three scoreless innings with Triple-A Sacramento this season and figures to operate in a low-leverage role for the Giants moving forward.

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  • Giants' Bryan Morris: Still two weeks from throwing

    Morris, who is recovering from a fracture in his foot, is still two weeks away from throwing again, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

    Barring any setbacks, two weeks is the earliest Morris could begin throwing again, though it could easily prove to be longer. Given that Opening Day is less than two weeks away, the 29-year-old will start his season in the minors when he's healthy.

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  • Giants' Bryan Morris: Inks minor league deal with Giants

    Morris signed a minor league deal with the Giants as a non-roster invite Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

    Morris pitched 17.2 innings across 24 games for the Marlins last season, holding a 3.06 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. If you look beyond the ERA, however, he had some problems. He posted a strikeout rate of just 6.62 K/9 to go along with high walk (5.09 BB/9) and home-run (2.0 HR/9) rates. He's never relied on strikeouts, so that was no surprise, but his walk and home-run rates were concerning, though the sample size was small. He'll fight for a spot in the Giants' bullpen this spring.

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  • Marlins' Bryan Morris: Outrighted to Triple-A on Thursday

    Morris was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday, Joe Frisaro of reports.

    Morris was DFA'd on Tuesday, and after going unclaimed on the waiver wire, the 29-year-old will stay with the Marlins system. He did put up very respectable numbers at the major league level, so he could compete for a spot in the bullpen during spring training, but he'll have to stay healthy as well, which could be a tall task given the nature of back injuries.

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  • Marlins' Bryan Morris: Designated for assignment

    The Marlins activated Morris (back) from the disabled list Tuesday and designated him for assignment, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

    Morris has recovered from the surgical procedure he underwent on his back earlier this season, but the Marlins apparently do not have a spot for him on the 40-man roster at this time. Morris does own a 2.80 ERA over 211 big-league outings, so he figures to garner interest on the waiver wire.

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  • Marlins' Bryan Morris: Opts for back surgery

    Morris has opted to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back, Joe Frisaro of reports.

    Morris has been mulling the decision for the last few days, and he'll opt to finally undergo the procedure, noting that his back has bothered him for the last two years. The expectation is that the surgery will end his 2016 season, though manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that there's a slight chance Morris could return near the end of the season.

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  • Marlins' Bryan Morris: Tuesday meeting scheduled with team physician

    Morris (back) is slated to meet with the team physician Tuesday to make a decision about undergoing season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disc, reports.

    Morris noted that the injury has been nagging him since 2014, and while he was able to pitch through it for the last two seasons, the symptoms have become too intense to manage of late. It sounds as though Morris is leaning toward surgery, which would knock him out until 2017, but no decision has been made. We should get confirmation either way in the coming days.

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  • Marlins' Bryan Morris: Considering back surgery

    Morris is considering undergoing back surgery to heal the herniated disc in his back which would likely put him out for the season, Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

    Morris was placed on the disabled list earlier in the day Thursday, and although his back ailment could keep him on the shelf for a while, surgery would probably force him to wait to return until 2017. The 29-year-old hasn't made a decision yet, but his status for the rest of the season will likely be dependent on if he has surgery or not, a choice that could be made sometime within the next week.

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  • Marlins' Bryan Morris: Placed on disabled list with herniated disc

    Morris was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday due to a herniated disc in the lumbar region of his back, Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel reports.

    Morris's injury created space for Nick Wittgren on the 25-man roster. The reliever has a 3.06 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over 17.2 innings in 2016. There is no current timetable for his recovery.

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  • Marlins' Bryan Morris: Perfect inning during Wednesday's loss to the Nationals

    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.

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  • Marlins' Bryan Morris: Agrees to one-year deal with Marlins, avoiding arbitration

    Morris agreed to a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Marlins on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

    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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Tullahoma, TN
Age: 36
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: L, R