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Fri, 17 May 2013 13:53:29 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Brandon Morrow (neck) is on track to start Saturday, May 18. SP Josh Johnson (triceps) is on track for a minor league rehab outing Monday, May 20, or Tuesday, May 21.
Tue, 14 May 2013 18:18:24 -0700
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (back) said Tuesday, May 14, that he felt his muscle tightness was gone, and he could have made his start Wednesday, May 15. However, management informed him they want him to wait until Saturday, May 18.
Tue, 14 May 2013 18:13:29 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays P Ramon Ortiz is scheduled to start Wednesday, May 15, against the San Francisco Giants in place of the injured SP Brandon Morrow (back).
Tue, 14 May 2013 12:46:45 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (back) has been pushed back to start Saturday, May 18, with SP Russ Ortiz starting Wednesday, May 15. SP Chad Jenkins will likely be used to start early next week.
Fantasy Tip: Morrow's back ailments have become a real concern, but at least he's on track to make a start this weekend. Given his inconsistency and injury, though, it might be wise to leave him on your bench this weekend.
Sun, 12 May 2013 09:14:22 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (neck) said his bullpen session went well Sunday, May 12, so he remains on track to start against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, May 15.
Sat, 11 May 2013 11:35:49 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have placed OF Rajai Davis (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique. In a corresponding move, SP Chad Jenkins has been called up from Double-A New Hampshire. Jenkins will start against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, May 12, in place of SP Brandon Morrow (neck), who had his next start pushed back to Wednesday, May 15, against the San Francisco Giants.
Fantasy Tip: It appears as though Jenkins will be sent back to the minors immediately after his start Sunday because the Blue Jays won't need a fifth starter again until May 18. Look for Toronto to add a position player, such as INF Jim Negrych or OF Anthony Gose, to their 25-man roster prior to their series against the Giants.
Fri, 10 May 2013 13:40:58 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (back) was held back in Florida for additional tests, but he's still expected to make his start Sunday, May 12.
Fantasy Tip: This is becoming a little more worrisome for Morrow. If you were already considering benching him for his next start, this news will likely convince you to sit him out to make sure the back issues aren't that serious.
Thu, 09 May 2013 14:09:11 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (back) will be pushed back to Sunday, May 12, due to back spasms during his bullpen session Tuesday, May 7.
Thu, 09 May 2013 12:05:53 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (back) had his back lock up on him during his throwing session Thursday, May 9, and the team will likely push his start back from Friday, May 10, to Saturday, May 11.
Fantasy Tip: The Blue Jays cannot afford another injury to their rotation after losing J.A. Happ (head) the other day. Morrow's injury doesn't appear too serious, but there's a chance it could affect his performance on Saturday.
Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:41:03 -0800
Although Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow had career lows in strikeouts per nine innings and fastball velocity last year, he made gains in ERA, hits per nine, walks per nine, WHIP and ground-ball percentage, making him a much more efficient pitcher in the process. "The rise in command (and drop in velocity) comes from not really taking anything off, but just being more in control through my delivery," Morrow said. His curveball also became much sharper and his changeup went back to dominant form. Morrow threw his change 12.1 percent of the time last year, up nearly six percent. As a result, the number of sliders he threw fell five percent to 21.3. He also used his fastball a bit less, while his curve remained steady. Morrow abandoned his previous changeup grip last year in favor of a grip similar to the splitter he threw in college and early in his career. "Holding it like a splitter keeps me from trying to make it too nasty, that way when I think changeup, I try to throw it for strikes, I'm not trying to throw it as a swing and miss pitch, really," said Morrow. "Toward the end of the season, there were times where I was getting pretty good with it and we did use it as a swing and miss pitch, but I want them to make contact with that." The differences in velocities on his various pitches will keep hitters off balance; his curve is around 78 mph and his heater sits around 95 mph.