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Brandon Morrow suffers setback with right forearm

Jun 18, 2013, 7:34 PM EDT

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More injury issues here for the Toronto Blue Jays.

According to MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm, right-hander Brandon Morrow suffered a minor setback Monday during his rehab debut with High-A Dunedin and has been sent back to Toronto to have his ailing forearm examined by the Blue Jays’ team doctors.

Morrow was placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 29 with a strained right forearm. The former top prospect had a rough 5.63 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 64 1/3 innings this season before landing on the shelf.

Chien-Ming Wang and Esmil Rogers are locked into starting rotation spots for the time being.

  1. proudlyfrenchcanadian - Jun 18, 2013 at 7:48 PM

    Well, that’s not good! For years, it seems the Jays just can’t keep a healthy rotation. Hopefully it’s just a minor setback.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 18, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    Esmil Rogers has been terrific since he was moved to the rotation from the pen. Buehrle, Dickey, Wang and Johnson have all been pitching very well this month. It is best to let Morrow and Happ get completely healthy.

    • proudlycanadian - Jun 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM

      Another impressive start by Rogers as the Jays won 8 to 3 over the Rockies. It was their 7th win in a row. Buehrle pitches tomorrow.

      • cur68 - Jun 19, 2013 at 12:29 AM

        Great game, eh? Esmil was dealing that sinker and had his usual assortment of fastballs and curves. The hitting picked him up and The Beaver Wrestlers inch gently along to respectability. 7 wins in a row makes them 34-36 and 2 back of the Devil Rayz.

        Lets hope Brandon Morrow takes all the time he needs for that forearm: if he gets back just around the ASG then he’ll be right on time for a sure-to-be tiring Wang or Rogers. If they’re going strong then he can get BP duties and spot starts.

        Reyes back soon, too. Can’t wait for that.

  3. thebadguyswon - Jun 18, 2013 at 11:04 PM

    Morrow is just never going to fulfill his potential. Or maybe his potential wasn’t as high as we all thought to begin with. Its too bad.

  4. paint771 - Jun 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Hey Drew or other HBT writers, I’m curious about this – do you guys have like a shared folder for all active MLB players of note in which you save one sad photo and one action shot? Like did you see this hit the wire and hit up your photos folder, scrolled down to the Ms, and grabbed MorrowBrandon_sadface.png right after MorrowBrandon_dealing.png?

    Or is there like a photo editor whose whole job that is, who just scrolls Getty each day seeing what’s out there, making sure each player is stocked with the appropriate SadFace/Dealing binary, right-click-save-as’ing stuff? If so the high point of that dude’s working life must be when he comes across a photo immediately following Bryce Harper running into a wall or whatever. “Oh yeah…that’s the stuff.” He probably runs through the HBT newsroom on days like that waving it over his head madly going “Hey guys we got it! We got it! Future injuries, off-field issues, contract disputes – we have found HarperBryce_sadface.png!!!” And then a big whoop goes up from the assembled HBT reporters.

    I imagine him going home from work at the end of a day like that, putting his hat and overcoat up, making himself a scotch with a contented sigh, and telling his wife “you know what…it’s days like today that remind me why I started in this lousy business in the first place.”

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