Brandon Morrow
SP SD
3 weeks ago

Morrow (shoulder) has returned to Triple-A El Paso after a seven-week absence, U-T San Diego reports.

EDGE Analysis

"There have been some conversations about whether he's going to be in a starting role or a relief role right now," Padres manager Andy Green said. "I think that conversation's still ongoing." Given his lengthy injury history, a bullpen role seems like the most likely outcome, but Morrow made a two-inning appearance in his final rehab outing on July 3.

Brandon Morrow
SP SD
1 month ago

Morrow (shoulder) was transferred to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Morrow has been out since May 9 with shoulder fatigue after experiencing numerous setbacks with his shoulder last season before undergoing surgery in August of 2015. Before he went down this season, Morrow had accumulated a 7.31 ERA in 32 innings of work spread across three levels of the Padres' minor leagues. With his transfer from extended spring training to El Paso, the hope remains that he could ultimately make his way back to the majors at some point this year.

Brandon Morrow
SP SD
2 months ago

Morrow has been shut down due to renewed shoulder fatigue, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The last time Morrow pitched in a competitive environment was May 9, when he tossed six innings of three-run ball for Triple-A El Paso. Morrow experienced several setbacks with his shoulder last year before ultimately undergoing surgery. Still, it sounds like the Padres aren't willing to cut ties just yet, as there's talk that the two sides could push back his June 1 opt-out date.

Brandon Morrow
SP SD
4 months ago

Morrow (shoulder) gave up four runs on five hits and two walks to go along with three strikeouts in 5.1 innings pitched in a rehab start at high Single-A Lake Elsinore on Monday, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morrow got off to a great start, tossing three shutout innings of work before getting roughed up in the fourth and fifth innings. It's a good sign that the 31-year-old was effective early on, and it is entirely possible that the runs came as a result of fatigue. More information regarding his health should be released soon, but he seems to be getting close to full strength.

Brandon Morrow
SP SD
4 months ago

Morrow could start the season on the disabled list, Bill Center of Padres.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morrow had shoulder surgery in October, but has been extremely limited in spring training thus far and will not be ready for major league game situations to start the season. This will make it even tougher for him to garner a major league roster spot, as his non-roster invitee status already clouded his organizational position to begin with.

Brandon Morrow
SP SD
4 months ago

The Padres paid Morrow (shoulder) a retention bonus Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morrow's minor league deal forced San Diego to decide by Tuesday whether to release him or pay a retention bonus to stay with the club, and they chose the latter option. The 31-year-old is still recovering from last August's shoulder surgery and will stay in Arizona once the regular season begins.

Brandon Morrow
SP SD
4 months ago

Morrow (shoulder) is scheduled to throw in a minor-league game Sunday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morrow, who was brought into Padres camp as a non-roster invitee, was limited to just five starts with the team last season before requiring season-ending shoulder surgery. The procedure resulted in a delayed start to the spring for Morrow, who likely faces long odds to win a rotation spot out of camp. However, if Morrow endures no setbacks with the shoulder once spring training draws to a close, he could be a candidate to join the 25-man roster later in the season if he elects to remain in the organization.

Brandon Morrow
SP SD
5 months ago

Morrow (shoulder) will throw live BP on Friday for the first time since his arthroscopic surgery, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morrow has a difficult road ahead of him as he works through a shoulder injury that has kept him off the field since last May. He'll have to build up a fair amount of arm strength if he wants to make the San Diego rotation, so beginning the season in the bullpen could be on the table. However, it still remains to be seen if he is still an effective pitcher, given the brutal history of pitchers returning from long-term shoulder injuries.

Brandon Morrow
SP SD
5 months ago

Morrow, who underwent shoulder surgery in October, will be brought along slowly as spring training gets underway, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morrow was given a 3-to-4 month recovery timetable, and he's right at the tail end of that as pitchers and catchers report. As such, he's unlikely to have drastic limitations, but the Padres will be content to gradually build him back up to full strength. Morrow figures to compete for a rotation spot this spring, but at this point it seems more likely that he's destined for a bullpen role.

Brandon Morrow
SP SD
7 months ago

Morrow (shoulder) signed a minor league contract with the Padres on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Assuming Morrow passes his physical, he will join the Padres looking to earn another shot at a rotation spot in 2016. The 30-year-old pitched well in 2015 over a limited sample size, posting a 2.73 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 23 strikeouts in 33 frames. However, he continues to be plagued by injuries, and will need to stay healthy to have any shot at sticking with the club.