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Dodgers RHP Brandon Morrow is unlikely to pitch in Cactus League games this spring.
Morrow needs to build up arm strength and the Dodgers plan is to withhold the veteran RHP from pitching in spring games. He hasn’t pitched in a contest since 2018 after dealing with elbow issues the last two seasons. Morrow is a non-roster invitee and will be used as a high-leverage reliever if he makes the big-league roster. The 36-year-old owns a career 1.47 ERA and 1.08 WHIP across 859 innings.
According to Juan Toribio, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts notes that Brandon Morrow is healthy.
Brandon Morrow last pitched in 2018 when he recorded 22 saves for the Cubs with a 1.47 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 25.4% K%, and 7.4% BB% in 30.2 innings. Only a name to monitor at this point, but he's not fantasy relevant.
The Dodgers have reached an agreement with 36-year-old reliever Brandon Morrow on a one-year minor league deal.
Morrow has been out of baseball for the past two years, having last pitched with the Cubs in 2018. He was a very effective reliever with the Dodgers as recently as 2017 (and pitched well with the Cubs in 2018 with a 1.47 ERA in 30.2 IP) but struggled with injuries during his tenure in Chicago. Morrow is a low-risk signing for the World Series Champions who continue to stockpile quality arms in their bullpen year after year. The right-hander can be ignored for now in fantasy leagues but keep his name on your radar if he makes the club and proves to be effective, as there could be a path to fantasy value should Kenley Jansen stumble again.
The Cubs are releasing RHP Brandon Morrow.
Morrow was not included on the initial Cubs 60-man player pool and has been released. He had a minor nerve procedure and it was going to take additional time to recover. Morrow has struggled with injuries the past few seasons, logging only 30 2/3 innings. The 35-year-old will try to latch onto another team during summer camp.
Brandon Morrow suffered an upper right chest strain and will be shut down for a few days.
Morrow dealt with elbow issues last year and missed the entire season due to injury. He opened spring training on the same schedule as the other pitchers in camp before suffering this latest setback. We should have an update on his status sometime in the next few days.