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Brandon Morrow headed to disabled list with oblique strain

Jun 12, 2012, 8:39 PM EDT

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Tests taken Tuesday afternoon on Brandon Morrow‘s left oblique confirmed what pretty much everyone expected: he has a strain, and is going to be placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday.

This according to Gregor Chisholm of

Morrow suffered the injury just nine pitches into his outing Monday night against the Nationals. He seems likely to miss at least three weeks, and could be out for over a month if the strain is at all severe.

The 27-year-old righty has posted a superb 3.01 ERA and 1.00 WHIP ratio in 77 2/3 innings this season.

  1. randygnyc - Jun 12, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    I’d be surprised to see him back before august 1st

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 12, 2012 at 8:57 PM

    Jesse Chavez who is scheduled to pitch for Triple A Las Vegas tomorrow and Brett Cecil are both in the mix to replace Morrow. Cecil was supposed to pitch in Double A today, but Deck McGuire pitched instead of him. As Thursday is an off day, the Jays can take their time in bringing up a starting pitcher. Initially, Morrow might be replaced by a hitter.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 12, 2012 at 9:49 PM

      Cecil was sent to Triple A from Double A, which increases the probability that Chavez will replace Morrow.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM

      Yan Gomes will replace Morrow on the roster. He had just been sent down, but probably never left Toronto. Once a starting pitcher is added to the roster, Laffey will probably be sent back to Triple A.

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Jun 12, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    “The ship is sinking”

  4. mydadyourmom - Jun 12, 2012 at 11:26 PM


  5. gq2scoops - Jun 13, 2012 at 1:56 AM

    August 1st??? Where are you getting your info??? I remember when Pujols strained an oblique years ago…He was out around 3 weeks to a month…David Robertson this year…3-4 weeks…Where are you getting he’ll be out double that???

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