Brandon Morrow SP SD 3 Hrs
Morrow (blister) will pitch in a game Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Morrow's could come in either camp, but Odrisamer Despaigne, Morrow's chief competitor for the final spot in the Padres' rotation, will start in the opposite game Tuesday. At this point, Despaigne could hold a slight edge for the spot, but the team isn't ready to declare a winner at this point.
Brandon Morrow SP SD 4 Days
Morrow (blister) will have his scheduled start Thursday pushed back, but isn't expected to miss much time, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.
Morrow's absence will reportedly not effect the outcome of the race for the fifth and final spot in the starting rotation. However, it won't do any favors for him in that department either.
Brandon Morrow SP SD 5 Days
Morrow is working through a blister issue and is unsure whether he will make his scheduled start Thursday, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.
He threw a bullpen session Monday and should be considered day-to-day for now. Morrow is in the hunt for the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation, but he got hit around in his last outing, giving up five earned runs in 3.2 innings. Odrisamer Despaigne is Morrow's lone competition for the last spot in the rotation.
Brandon Morrow SP SD 7 Days
Morrow allowed five earned runs in 3.2 innings Saturday against Arizona. He gave up eight hits and three walks over 59 pitches. Still, Morrow remains in the running for the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation, the Union-Tribune reports.
Morrow had allowed just one earned run in nine innings of work prior to Saturday's outing. Bud Black was quoted in the report as saying that the Padres will "continue to evaluate [Morrow and Despaigne], but those guys are competing hard. It's probably a better question to answer in late March...It's a good competition." With Matt Wisler, Robbie Erlin, and Casey Kelly all being included in Sunday's round of cuts, the competition is down to Morrow and Despaigne. Both of them will make a few more appearances before the competition is decided.
Brandon Morrow SP SD 13 Days
Morrow threw four scoreless innings Monday against the Cubs. Over 48 pitches, he had two strikeouts and no walks while allowing three hits.
Morrow notched his first win of spring training Monday with his strongest outing of camp. He has allowed one run over nine innings thus far this spring, making him a strong candidate for the fifth spot in the Padres' rotation.
Brandon Morrow SP SD 18 Days
Morrow will start Wednesday's spring training game against Kansas City.
Morrow last appeared on Friday where he threw 34 pitches, 21 for strikes, over two scoreless innings. He and Odrisamer Despaigne are reportedly neck and neck in the competition for the Padres' fifth spot in the rotation. With a few weeks left until opening day, there is still a good amount of time for a front runner to emerge.
Brandon Morrow SP SD 24 Days
Morrow will take the mound Friday against the White Sox, Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports.
Morrow and Odrisamer Despaigne are both scheduled to pitch Friday and are considered to be the top candidates to win the fifth starter spot in San Diego's rotation. Robbie Erlin and Matt Wisler were also thought to be in the mix heading into camp. Morrow's big league experience helps his case, but he'll need to prove he can stay healthy to win the job outright.
Brandon Morrow SP SD 1 Month
Morrow will be in a four-man competition for the Padres' fifth spot in the starting rotation, Denis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune reports.
Morrow, who was acquired by the Padres this offseason, will be competing with Odrisamer Despaigne, Matt Wisler, and Robbie Erlin for the final spot in the rotation. Although injuries have hampered him, especially over the last two seasons where he made just 16 starts, Morrow is still on the right side of 30 and has more major league experience than the other candidates. Should Morrow stay healthy but lose out on the fifth spot, Lin reports that he could assume a long relief role for the Padres.
Brandon Morrow SP SD 3 Months
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.
Brandon Morrow SP SD 5 Months
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.