May 28, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow (23) delivers a pitch against the Atlanta Braves at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Morrow News Tempers Blue Jays Good Vibes


Just when things seem to be shaping up for our heroes, the Toronto Blue Jays get dealt another blow. This time, it comes in the shape of already injured Brandon Morrow, who apparently suffered a setback after his first rehab appearance.

According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet and Brendan Kennedy of The Star, Morrow has reaggravated his forearm injury and will be reevaluated before proceeding any further in his rehab.

Morrow, made his first appearance Monday night after being placed on the disabled list June 1 (retroactive to May 29th). Unlike the news for his rehab-mate Jose Reyes, Morrow struggled in his short outing, surrendering three runs on five hits and a walk over two innings of work before being lifted with the injury.

Prior to being placed on the disabled list, Morrow has struggled in 2013, posting a 2-3 record with a 5.63 ERA and a career-low 7.0 K/9 ratio. The 28-year-old right-hander has failed to recapture his form from 2012 in almost every way.

For the time being, the Blue Jays will continue on with their current rotation, that has included some solid efforts by the likes of Chien-Ming Wang and Esmil Rogers. Rogers is set to start Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies.

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  • RyanMueller

    Morrow will be a solid mid-season acquisition for us. This isn’t all bad, since it allows Wang and Rogers to continue to prove their worth. Morrow will come back and do what he does….suck for the first half and mow’em down the second half.

  • Andrew van Laar

    I do not understand why everyone thinks Brandon Morrow is going to be our savior when he comes back. If you look at our pitchers, he is by far the worse over his career. He was lights out last year till his injury. I for one have very little hope of him returning to his form from the first half of last year. If he plays to his career averages, he is at best a 4.50 ERA pitcher which right now puts him out of our rotation.

    I understand they have to play him or risk losing him, but I am not looking for him to rush at all the way our pitchers have been going.