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21 Brandon Morrow SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/210 | Birthdate: 7/26/1984 | Birthplace: Santa Rosa, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Diego | College: California | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $8,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 73/33 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Padres put P Brandon Morrow on the 15-day DL; recall P Frank Garces


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/5/2015) The Padres have placed pitcher Brandon Morrow (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to May 3) and recalled pitcher Frank Garces from Triple-A El Paso, reports MLB.com

Morrow was shut down due to inflammation in his right shoulder. 

In five starts this season, Morrow is 2-0 with a 2.73 ERA. 

Garces had made six relief appearances for the Padres this season (1.84 ERA) before being sent down to the minors April 25 to make room for pitcher Ian Kennedy, who had come off the DL.


Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow moves to 2-0 in win Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings of work in San Diego's 4-2 win over the Rockies Saturday.

Morrow allowed a run in the second inning after putting two men on and forcing DJ LeMahieu into an RBI groundout. Then in the third, Morrow surrendered a solo home run to Charlie Blackmon, but settled in to finish things off.

"Brandon pitched very well and he was stressed a couple of times," manager Bud Black said. "But he battled out of it."

Morrow, now 2-0, moved his ERA to 2.73 in 33 innings of work. He will look to keep rolling Thursday against the Diamondbacks.


Padres P Brandon Morrow pitches seven strong innings


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow picked up his first win of the year in Sunday's 3-1 victory over the Dodgers. 

Morrow allowed just one earned run over seven innings pitched. Morrow also struck out five batters during his time in the game. He walked one and gave up five hits. Morrow now has a 2.67 ERA for the season. 

"I feel like I've been throwing the ball really well," Morrow said. "To give the team a chance to win and log innings, that's what we're out there to do. I'm healthy now, so it feels good to go out there and pitch good ballgames." 

Morrow's next start is projected for May 2 against the Rockies. 


Padres SP Brandon Morrow settles for no-decision vs. Rockies


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow was unable to factor into the decision Tuesday night against Colorado.

Morrow pitched three scoreless innings before permitting five earned runs between the fourth and fifth innings. He allowed five earned on six hits and one walk while striking out three over six innings of work. Of his 95 pitches, 62 were strikes.

After tossing seven scoreless innings in his first outing of the season, Morrow has allowed seven earned runs on 13 hits over his last two starts (13 innings). He will look for his first win of the season Sunday at home against the Dodgers.


Padres P Brandon Morrow gives up 2 runs in 7 innings


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2015) Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow gave up two earned runs in a no-decision during Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks. 

Morrow went seven innings with both runs coming in the first inning. Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run home run, also scoring Ender Inciarte in the process. Morrow threw 99 pitches and allowed seven hits. He struck out five batters and walked one. 

His next start is projected for April 21 against the Rockies. 


Padres starter Brandon Morrow tosses 7 scoreless for no decision


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/11/2015) Padres starter Brandon Morrow blanked the Giants for seven innings on Friday, striking out seven and walking three for a no decision in his team's 1-0 win.

"[Pitching coach Darren Balsley] and I were talking about it this spring. ... He's got a lot of weapons," manager Bud Black said after the game, per MLB.com. "Tonight was a snap shot of what he can do. He pitched very well."


Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow to be fifth starter in rotation


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow will be the team's fifth starter in the rotation when the season begins, the team announced.

Morrow was competing with Odrisamer Despaigne, who will head to the bullpen, for the last spot in the starting rotation. Morrow posted a 4.76 ERA with 12 strikeouts and four walks in five appearances this spring.


Padres' Brandon Morrow to return to mound Tuesday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow will make a start on Tuesday, the U-T San Diego reported.

Morrow missed Thursday's start with a blister. The team hasn't decided if he'll start for the Padres or in a minor league game. Odrisamer Despaigne, who took Morrow's spot on Thursday, will start the other game.


Brandon Morrow has start pushed back due to blister


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Padres starting pitcher Brandon Morrow will have his scheduled start pushed back because of a blister on his right ring finger. Instead, Odrisamer Despaigne will take the mound on Thursday for the Padres, per U-T San Diego.

Manager Bud Black told reporters that Morrow's injury should not impact the fifth-starter race much.

"I don't think it impacts it a lot," Black said. "I think Brandon will be out there soon enough to show what he can do.

"There's still a couple weeks for him to build his pitch count. I don't think it does anything to the competition for now for that spot. We've seen a lot from those guys. They're both going to pitch some more this spring. It's a little bit of a setback for Brandon because it takes him off his schedule a little bit. But that's part of what happens in training camp."


Padres SP Brandon Morrow dealing with blister


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Padres starting pitcher Brandon Morrow has been dealing with a blister on his throwing hand following his last spring outing Saturday against the Diamondbacks, per U-T San Diego. He threw in the bullpen Monday and for now is lined up to pitch Thursday.

Morrow, who is 1-1 with a 4.26 ERA in four spring outings (three starts), is vying for the final spot in the team's rotation.


Padres Bud Black choosing between Brandon Morrow, Odrisamer Despaigne


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Padres manager Bud Black has yet to name the fifth starter in the team's rotation at this point of the spring, per UT San Diego.

The battle for the role boils down to two right-handers, Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne.

"Still close," Black said of the race to round out the rotation. "They're both very good pitches. We'll continue to evaluate and watch them, but those guys are competing hard. It's probably a better question to answer late in March. They're doing great. It's a good competition."

Morrow struggled on Saturday in 3 2/3 innings, giving up five runs. Despaigne came in after him and yielded one earned run in 3 1/3 innings pitched.

Black liked Morrow's velocity but thought he struggled with placement.

"I thought his overall stuff is what you're looking for -- you look for velocity, you look for sharpness of pitches, you look for the secondary (pitches)," Black said. "He just left too many pitches up out over the plate. They got some balls in the gap, and we couldn't track them down."

Despaigne threw 30 strikes on the day against 24 balls.

"Despaigne got to a pitch count, showed the assortment of his pitches," Black said. "They nicked him for a couple of runs, but again, what you're looking for, we saw some things that were positive."


Padres' Brandon Morrow throws four shutout innings Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Padres pitcher Brandon Morrow continued to show why he could win the fifth spot in the rotation this season. Monday, Morrow threw four shutout innings, including sending down eight straight Cubs' batters. He's allowed just one earned run in three starts this spring.

"All you can do is go out and pitch well," Morrow said to MLB.com. "That's the only thing you can do to secure a spot and it's all I'm trying to do. I've been throwing well, I've been feeling good and my arm's healthy. I'm throwing all four of my pitches for strikes."


Padres' Despaigne, Morrow impress in bid to win fifth spot


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Padres pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne and Brandon Morrow impressed during their first taste of spring action, according to MLB.com.

"I thought they threw the ball well," said Padres manager Bud Black. Both Despaigne and Morrow are competing for the fifth spot in the team's rotation. While Despaigne got the start, Morrow came on and pitched two innings in relief.

Both players were effective, keeping the White Sox off the board for four innings. Despaigne struck out two batters to Morrow's one, but they posted identical stat lines otherwise. 

Despite the strong performances, Black said it was far too early to draw any conclusions about who will open the season in the rotation.


Padres' Black on Morrow: 'We like what we've seen'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Padres manager Bud Black has been impressed by how pitcher Brandon Morrow has handled his various ailments as well as his overall approach to the mound, MLB.com reports.

"I like his delivery, I like his arm action, I like his stuff," Black said. "First of all, I think he's got a good head. We're still getting to know him. We've only known him less than two weeks. But we like what we've seen."

Morrow has made just 16 starts across the last two season while dealing with forearm and hand injuries. As a result, he says he's begun doing a "pre-hab" program, which is "basically doing what you're doing in rehab, but doing it before you get hurt."

Morrow is competing for a rotation spot, but he doesn't look at the early portion of camp as a competion.

"The last three starts are when it will be more competition mode, I guess," Morrow said. "Right now, I'm still trying to get my arm and body in shape and easing into that. I'm not going to try and go out and blow it out in live batting practice ... Rather than just trying to strike everybody out, I'm going out there and doing some pitching. It's still the same repertoire and still mostly the same approach. But it's taking some speed off here, adding it here."

Morrow posted ERAs of 5.63 and 5.67 in his last two seasons in Toronto while battling through injuries.


Black: Morrow, Despaigne might have slight edge for No. 5 SP role


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/26/2015) While Padres manager Bud Black is not ready to put odds on the competition for the final spot in the team's rotation, he did seem to indicate Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne might be a little ahead of Robbie Erlin and Matt Wisler , per U-T San Diego.

"I think we're going to look at them all, but Morrow and Despaigne have a little something to them," Black said. "It doesn't hurt Matt to go back to the minors. Robbie Erlin was in our rotation last year, made some starts and pitched well at times. He's still developing. I don't know if there's a front-runner, but you can maybe say that Morrow and Despaigne are out there just a touch."


Padres agree to one-year deal with Brandon Morrow


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) Free agent pitcher Brandon Morrow has agreed to a one-year deal with the Padres, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. He will receive $2.5 million guaranteed, with the potential to earn $5 million in bonuses for starting and $1 million in bonuses for pitching in relief, per MLB.com.

Morrow has been plagued by injuries throughout his career, as he has made 30 starts just once in eight MLB seasons and more than 20 starts just three times. Over the last two seasons, he has totaled 23 appearances (16 starts).

The 30-year-old right-hander is 42-43 with a 4.28 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in his career. He has made four appearances (one start) in his career at PETCO Park, posting a 2.45 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and two saves in 7 1/3 innings.


Report: Padres offer Brandon Morrow incentive-laden contract


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) The Padres have offered righthanded pitcher Brandon Morrow a one-year, incentive-laden contract, FOXSports.com reports.

Morrow missed several months of the 2014 season with a finger injury and ended up logging just 33 1/3 innings in his final season with the Blue Jays while posting a 5.67 ERA and 30:18 K:BB ratio. He owns a career 4.28 ERA and 9.4 K/9 rate in 735 2/3 innings.


Blue Jays decline $10-million option on Brandon Morrow


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/1/2014) The Blue Jays have declined a $10-million option on pitcher Brandon Morrow, who will instead receive a $1-million buyout. He posted a 5.67 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 30:18 K:BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings in 2014.

Blue Jays add nine to expanded roster


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Blue Jays added nine players to the active roster Tuesday as a result of the expanded rosters, the team announced.

The team reinstated pitcher Brandon Morrow and infielder Dan Johnson from the disabled list Tuesday, while adding seven other players from the minors. They are: Ryan Goins, Anthony Gose, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin, Daniel Norris, Dalton Pompey and George Kottaras .


Brandon Morrow starts rehab assignment


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow tossed a scoreless inning Wednesday at Class-A Dunedin.

Morrow struck out one during the outing. He did not give up a hit. Morrow has been sidelined since May 2 with a finger injury.


Brandon Morrow set to throw live BP on Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow is set to throw live batting practice Saturday for the first time since sustaining a right index finger injury in late April. John Gibbons told MLB.com that he plans on seeing Morrow back in game action in September.

Morrow, who remains on the 60-day disabled list, would join the Toronto bullpen since there would not be enough time to build up his arm strength for a starting role.


Brandon Morrow throwing without finger brace


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(8/20/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow is throwing side sessions without a finger brace, but is not letting loose yet, reports Sportsnet. Morrow could return in September as a reliever.

Morrow tore a tendon sheath in his index finger in early May.


Blue Jays hope to have Brandon Morrow back in September


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow (finger) is in Florida continuing his throwing program, according to Sportsnet.ca. He has been throwing bullpens every other day and could return to the team as a reliever, if needed. Manager John Gibbons indicated that he could be back from the disabled list as early as September. 

Brandon Morrow throws off mound Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow threw off the mound Thursday for the first time since tearing a tendon sheath in his index finger May 2, according to Sportsnet.ca. Morrow is expected to throw bullpens every other day.

"It was good," Morrow said of the session. "I still had the tape job on my finger so it’s not completely there, but the bullpen was fine. With just this little tape here I feel pretty free with my finger so I was able to loosely go through my mechanics and feel the slope of the mound and everything was pretty good.

"Everything has been positive. Real slow, but always going in the right direction. I felt better with my command and just going through my mechanics than I thought I would (on the mound). My finger felt pretty good, so I was encouraged by it."


Blue Jays hope to use Brandon Morrow 'in some capacity'


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(7/21/2014) Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said he'd like to use starting pitcher Brandon Morrow "in some capacity" this season, reports MLB.com. On the 60-day disabled list with a torn tendon sheath in his right index finger, Morrow will continue his rehab this weekend at the team's training complex in Florida, the report said.

Morrow threw off flat ground Friday. It's unclear when he'll return, or how he'll be used when he does. Morrow went 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA in six starts before going on the DL.