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.
Brandon Morrow had a setback during rehab outing yesterday, re-aggravating forearm. Will be re-examined. #BlueJays
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) June 18, 2013
Morrow will be taken out of his rehab assignment and re-examined. #bluejays
— Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) June 18, 2013
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.