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Morrow has signed a one-year deal with the Padres, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.

The team has not confirmed the deal, but the Padres' interest in Morrow first surfaced around the Winter Meetings last week. It's expected that the contract will be heavy with incentives, as Morrow has been limited to 33.1 and 54.1 innings over the past two seasons, respectively, with a variety of ailments.

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Morrow's $10 million club option for 2015 was declined by the Jays on Saturday, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

Since Morrow began starting games in the big leagues in 2008, he has gone from an electric arm that was worth the injury risk, to a less effective option that could not stay healthy. It will be interesting to see where he goes in free agency, and even more interesting to see if another team is willing to give him a shot to stick in a starting rotation, after he posted a 5.67 ERA in 33.1 innings last season.

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Morrow made his first appearance for Toronto since May 2nd when he suffered a finger injury that sidelined him for four months. He allowed a leadoff single before retiring the next two hitters on groundballs.

Morrow is slated to pitch in relief for the remainder of this season, but it was an encouraging outing as he hit 98 mph with his fastball. He'll try to get himself prepared for then 2015 season.

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The Blue Jays activated Morrow (finger) from the disabled list Tuesday.

Morrow will return to the big club after missing the last four months with a troublesome finger injury. Morrow started for the Blue Jays earlier this season, but given the length of his absence and his injury history, he will work out of the bullpen for the big club the rest of the way.

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Morrow (finger) struck out one during a scoreless inning at High-A Dunedin in his first rehab appearance, the Associated Press reports.

It's expected that Morrow will join the Jays when rosters expand Monday, and that he'll serve in a bullpen role.

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Morrow (finger) is still expected to rejoin the Jays in September, the Associated Press reports.

He was scheduled to throw batting practice in Dunedin on Saturday, but it's unclear if Morrow has progressed far enough to this point to be activated immediately upon the expansion of rosters on September 1.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."