Brandon Morrow SP TOR 24 Days

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that "if I was to say right now," Brandon Morrow (finger) will "probably be a reliever" when he returns.

"But by then, you never know what we're looking at anyways," Gibbons added. "We may need a starter, we don't know as a team where we're going to be at that point." Morrow has resumed throwing from a mound, but Gibbons said the righty is not yet "cutting it loose." The Jays are hoping to get him back in September.

Brandon Morrow SP TOR 28 Days

Brandon Morrow (finger) threw off a mound Thursday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

Morrow has been on the disabled list since early May with a torn tendon sheath in his right index finger. "It was good," the right-hander said of Thursday's short workout. "I still had the tape job on my finger so it's not completely there, but the bullpen was fine." He could be a relief (or starting) option for Toronto in late August.

Brandon Morrow SP TOR 1 Month

Brandon Morrow (finger) could be used as a reliever when he returns from the disabled list.

It will depend partly on what the Blue Jays need, but they can obviously bring him back sooner if he returns as a reliever. Morrow will head to the team's spring training complex near the end of the month to continue his rehab and hopes to be game-ready shortly after that.

Brandon Morrow SP TOR 2 Months

Brandon Morrow (finger) is hoping to be ready to pitch in games by the first week of August.

Coming back from a torn tendon sheath in his right index finger, Morrow began playing catch on June 20. He'll start throwing breaking balls in a week or so before eventually throwing off a mound. "Tentatively, real tentatively, I guess first week of August for getting back in games would seem about right," Morrow said. "But based on how I'm doing, that could move up a few days or a week or maybe be pushed back a few days or a week. It's not so cut and dry with something like this, it's not that common so there's not exactly known procedures and protocols."

Brandon Morrow SP TOR 2 Months

Brandon Morrow (finger) will begin a throwing program on Friday.

It will be the first time he's picked up a ball since he tore the tendon sheath in his right hand back in early May. The Blue Jays haven't set a timetable for Morrow's return, but the right-hander doesn't seem likely to be back before the All-Star break.

Brandon Morrow SP TOR 4 Months

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday that Brandon Morrow (hand) might not need surgery.

Morrow was placed on the 60-day disabled list this weekend with a torn tendon sheath in his right hand. He could return to the majors around the All-Star break.

Brandon Morrow SP TOR 4 Months

Blue Jays transferred RHP Brandon Morrow from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Morrow felt something pop in his hand during his ugly Friday night against the Pirates and he was diagnosed Saturday in Arizona with a torn tendon sheath. There is no timetable for his return to the Blue Jays' rotation. It's obviously going to be at least two months.

Brandon Morrow SP TOR 4 Months

Blue Jays placed RHP Brandon Morrow on the 15-day disabled list.

Morrow walked eight batters on April 26 against the Red Sox and yielded 11 hits Friday to the Pirates. The Blue Jays haven't announced a specific injury diagnosis yet.

Brandon Morrow SP TOR 4 Months

Brandon Morrow struggled in a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday, allowing three runs on 11 hits in his five innings of work.

The hard-throwing right-hander walked only one but struck out just a pair. He still struggled with his command though, and needed 102 pitches to get through his five frames. For the season, he owns a disappointing 5.93 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and 26/17 K/BB ratio through his first 27 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Phillies at home on Wednesday.

Brandon Morrow SP TOR 4 Months

Brandon Morrow had another bout of extreme wildness in Saturday's start against the Red Sox, issuing a career-high eight walks in just 2 2/3 innings of work.

Morrow didn't allow a hit in the ballgame, struck out one and was charged with four earned runs. He departed after issuing a bases loaded walk to Grady Sizemore in the third inning, and A.J. Pierzynski greeted reliever Chad Jenkins with a grand slam to complete the damage. Now sporting a 6.04 ERA and 1.57 WHIP through his first 22 1/3 innings, it wouldn't be surprising to see Morrow booted from the rotation to figure things out.