Brandon Morrow
Brandon Morrow

Brandon Morrow (SP,RP)

Los Angeles Dodgers

Bats: R   Throws: R

Kris Budden, who is a sideline reporter for the Padres, tweeted "Brandon Morrow will be shut down for a couple weeks with shoulder soreness. Soreness came back in his last rehab start." (Source: Kris Budden on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is obviously a step backwards for Morrow and his owners. The main beneficiary is Odrisamer Despaigne who will remain in the rotation for a few more starts at the very least. With this latest setback, it is reasonable to start searching the FA/waiver wire to see if there is a solid pitcher to replace Morrow with.

Category: Injury Updates

Brandon Morrow to have an MRI

Tue, Jun 9th 1:31am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Bud Black is reported to have said that Brandon Morrow will have an MRI to check out the right shoulder discomfort that lead to his early departure during Sunday's rehab start. (Source: Yahoo Sports)

Fantasy Impact: This represents a setback to the plan to have him rejoin the rotation. It is prudent to wait for the results of exam before speculating but I am a fantasy correspondent so I will take a guess and say he will probably not immediately join the Padres in time for the next time his spot in the rotation comes up.

Category: , Injury Updates

Brandon Morrow left his rehab start in Triple-A Sunday in the third inning. The reports give the reason as Morrow experiencing right shoulder discomfort. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: He was scheduled to return to the Padres rotation if all went well on Sunday. If he can not make his next start with San Diego, then Odrisamer Despaigne will likely be the choice. We should wait until more is known before making judgments on his fantasy value.

Category: , Injury Updates

Brandon Morrow pitched four shutout innings Wednesday for San Antonio and is scheduled to throw another one Sunday. He threw 54 pitches and aims to throw 75-80 on Sunday. He is reported to be feeling fine after the outing and is said to have had fine stuff. (Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: This is very encouraging news, both for Padres fans and fantasy owners of Morrow. When he returns to the majors, he is supposed to rejoin the starting rotation, with the most likely outcome being Odrisamer Despaigne moving to long relief.

Category: , Injury Updates

Brandon Morrow throws seven strong innings while allowing just one run on five hits in the Padres 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Morrow continues to impress in the back end of the rotation. "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 said. Padres manager Bud Black knowing his bullpen needed a rest, praised Morrow on his outing. "Our bullpen had been stretched the last four or five days, and today's outing was critical," Padres manager Bud Black said. "That was huge today what Brandon did for us."

Fantasy Impact: Morrow's ERA drops some more, to 2.62. Four strikeouts may not be a dominant performance but allowing just one run on five hits does qualify as such. Morrow at the back end is a solid bet. Keep him active as long as he stays healthy for he will only get better as the months move on.

Category: , Game Recaps

Brandon Morrow had his ace stuff Friday as the Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 1-0. Morrow threw seven scoreless innings, allowing just four hits while walking three and striking out seven. When asked about his start, Morrow had this to say. "There were a lot of teams, where if I wanted to relieve, they wanted to talk to me. And there were also teams that would have given me a chance to start," Morrow said. "But coming here was a good opportunity for me. I didn't give a whole lot of teams a lot of chances… I knew where I wanted to be." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: When a pitcher like Brandon Morrow has his slider and change up going like he had against the Giants, his stuff can rival any number two starter in the league. So think of it like having two number two's in your rotation, definitely a pick up if on the waiver-wire.

Category: , Game Recaps

Brandon Morrow got banged around by the D'Backs today as it appeared everything he threw was flat and over the plate. He gave up 5 runs on 8 hits in 3.2 innings. Leaving the game with a line of 8 hits, 1 BB , 1 K, 5 ER and a 4.26 ERA

Fantasy Impact: I believe that the 5th spot in the Padres rotation is up for grabs. There is no reason this early you touch either Morrow or Despaigne until middle of the year. If you are doing a DFL (daily fantasy league) and need a cheap option then sure but not in your year long league.

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Brandon Morrow tossed 4 scoreless innings of 3-hit ball in Monday's Cactus League game vs the Cubs. He struck out 2, including Kris Bryant on 3 pitches.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Morrow is one of the candidates for the Padres' final rotation spot. If he is successful, expect a high strikeout rate and, with the Padres off-season acquisitions, a few wins.

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Brandon Morrow looked good in Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Royals. He gave up 1 run on 1 hit in 3 innings of work. He issued 1 walk and struck out 4.

Fantasy Impact: Brandon Morrow still pitches in the high 90s and tempts you to believe he could recapture the form that gave him 17 strikeout days. He is worth a flyer, just don't invest too much.

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Bub Black says Brandon Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne are front runners for the No. 5 starter spot. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: With Spring training games starting next week, one open spot is the No. 5 starter. Brandon Morrow, Odrisamer Despaigne, Matt Wisler, Josh Johnson Cory Luebke, and Robbie Erlin are going for the job. One wonders if this will be on going battle well into the regular season. No fantasy value in this group.