Brandon Morrow SP TOR 2 Days
Brandon Morrow needed 98 pitches to get through 3 2/3 innings Tuesday, taking a no-decision in the Blue Jays' win over the Twins.
It was a frustrating outing for Morrow after he flashed some serious promise his last time out against the Astros. On Tuesday, he walked four batters and allowed four hits but gave up just two runs, a problem of efficiency more than anything else. It's a shame, too, as Aaron Loup, the pitcher who replaced Morrow, earned the win instead. Morrow will try to last longer Sunday when the Jays travel to take on the Indians.
Brandon Morrow SP TOR 8 Days
Brandon Morrow struck out nine Astros while allowing three runs in six innings in a win Wednesday.
It's Morrow's high-strikeout game since Oct. 3, 2012, and maybe the best velocity he's had since 2012 as well. We still wouldn't rush to pick him up in mixed leagues, but the encouraging showing gives some hope that he might be useful in shallow formats again before long.
Brandon Morrow SP TOR 15 Days
Brandon Morrow gave up four runs in five innings to take a loss to the Rays on Thursday.
Morrow had an impressive finale in an otherwise ugly spring, but he wasn't able to keep it going tonight. It could have been worse; he gave up four straight hits to begin the third, but he was then able to induce a double-play ball from James Loney and get Logan Forsythe to fly out, holding the Rays to three runs. We don't recommend showing much patience with Morrow in fantasy leagues.
Brandon Morrow SP TOR 20 Days
Brandon Morrow shut out the Mets for 5 2/3 innings, striking out eight, in Montreal on Saturday.
It's definitely the best Morrow has looked this spring, as he lowered his ERA from 9.00 to 5.74. Still, his fastball doesn't have as much zip as it once did, and his strikeout rate hasn't been the same since 2011. He rates as a fringe AL-only pitcher right now.
Brandon Morrow SP TOR 25 Days
Brandon Morrow gave up four runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the Phillies.
Morrow had made his previous couple of appearances in unofficial game, but he hasn't looked very good at any point during the spring. In his official appearances, he's given up 10 runs and struck out six in 10 innings. We recommend staying away from him in fantasy leagues.
Brandon Morrow SP TOR 1 Month
Facing the Canada junior national team, Brandon Morrow allowed two runs -- one earned -- in three innings Tuesday.
Morrow walked three and allowed four hits. Nothing he's done so far this spring has been very encouraging. A bounce-back season remains a possibility, but there seem like plenty of better upside picks among AL starters.
Brandon Morrow SP TOR 1 Month
Brandon Morrow gave up five runs and six hits in three innings Wednesday in a loss to the Pirates.
Morrow is a huge key to the Blue Jays' chances of reemerging as contenders this year, but we're not particularly optimistic. He still has considerable upside, but there are better rebound candidates in AL-only leagues.
Brandon Morrow SP TOR 2 Months
Brandon Morrow has reported to Blue Jays' camp 25 pounds heavier than he did last year.
Morrow weighed 190 pounds last season but usually is around the 205 mark, so he's only up about 10 pounds from his normal weight. He said it wasn't a conscious decision to gain the weight over the winter, but he started lifting more weights and eating more protein and decided to go with it. Morrow is looking to bounce back this season after an injury-shortened 2013 that saw him post a 5.63 ERA over just 10 starts.
Brandon Morrow SP TOR 4 Months
Brandon Morrow (forearm) is fully healthy, according to Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos.
"We feel very confident that he's fine and he's good to go," Anthopoulos said. Nerve surgery forced Morrow to miss roughly two-thirds of this past season. The hard-throwing 29-year-old began a throwing program in early November and will be ready to go in the spring.
Brandon Morrow SP TOR 5 Months
Brandon Morrow (forearm) is scheduled to throw a 20-25 pitch bullpen session on Monday.
It will be his first bullpen session since he was shut down in July. Morrow continues to progress in his recovery from an entrapped radial nerve in his right forearm, and is currently playing catch five days a week. While he's optimistic at this stage, Morrow is anxious to get back on the mound to see how everything feels. The injury limited the hard-throwing 29-year-old to just ten starts in 2013.