RP - FA
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.
Brandon Morrow received an injection in his elbow and won't throw for 2-3 weeks.
Morrow was shut down from throwing a little over a week ago and continues to have issues. He appears to be months away from returning and doesn't need to be owned in fantasy at the moment. Pedro Strop is the Cubs' closer for the foreseeable future.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon says the team is going to "slow things down" with Brandon Morrow after he felt elbow discomfort in a recent throwing session.
Morrow had been aiming to rejoin the Cubs sometime in May but that is likely out of the picture now. He'll likely be shut down from throwing and doesn't have a timetable to return as of now. Pedro Strop has just two saves this season but is the preferred option for fantasy purposes between all Cubs relievers.
Brandon Morrow (elbow) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Thursday.
Afterwards Morrow told reporters the session went well, and the 34-year-old seems to be making progress towards a return in the near future. Don't expect him on opening day, but Morrow could make it back by the end of April. With Pedro Strop also on the mend the Cubs don't have a clear closer at the moment.