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Brandon Morrow could require surgery on forearm

Aug 31, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT

Blue Jays' Morrow pauses on the mound after giving a home run to Braves' Schafer in the second inning of their Interleague MLB baseball game in Toronto Reuters

Brandon Morrow has already been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a entrapped radial nerve in his right forearm, but there’s still a chance that he’ll require surgery.

Morrow hasn’t pitched for the Blue Jays since May 28 due to the injury and was advised last month to shut things down for six weeks. He’s halfway through that timetable right now and tells Evan Peaslee of MLB.com that a determination on surgery will be made after he resumes throwing.

“To test it, I need to be off the mound throwing bullpens at 100 percent effort level,” Morrow said. “I can’t go through and baby it. I need to know if it’s going to be good or not.”

If deemed necessary, surgery would take place in October and carries an estimated recovery time of three months. This would give Morrow a chance to be ready for spring training.

After posting a 2.96 ERA over 21 starts last season, Morrow struggled to the tune of a 5.63 ERA in 10 starts this year. He has never thrown more than 179 1/3 innings in a season. The 29-year-old is owed $8 million next season while his contract includes $10 million club option or $1 million buyout for 2015.

  1. jaysfan64 - Aug 31, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Morrow is just ridiculously dominant when he’s healthy and throwing well…a true #1…but…he has an awful lot to prove in 2014…

    • thebadguyswon - Aug 31, 2013 at 8:48 PM

      Morrow has NEVER even sniffed true #1 status. Just stop. He’s had a handful of dominant games and a ton of time on the DL. He should have stayed a closer.

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  2. buffalo65 - Aug 31, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    He’s a wildcard for the jays next year for sure.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 31, 2013 at 8:04 PM

      Yea he is wild alright buffalo BOB. basically what we got here is another bluejay BUST!!! This guy will be like the many many jays pitchers from the recent past. Most overrated farm system in the bigs folks, always has been, always will be and one day even Buffalo BOB will understand that, maybe….

      • canadiansportsfan77 - Aug 31, 2013 at 8:58 PM

        Your truly oblivious to your own farm system there big guy. Funny how all these top rated Yankee prospects never make it to the show.

      • canadiansportsfan77 - Aug 31, 2013 at 9:00 PM

        Also unrelated comment since Morrow wasn’t a product of the farm system

      • nbjays - Aug 31, 2013 at 9:35 PM

        Relevance and adherence to anything factual has never been part of any dirtyharry post, and likely never will be. Willing blindness to all the Yankee faults and self-delusion that anyone on this site takes anything he says seriously are about all he has going for him. And those are his GOOD points…

      • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 1, 2013 at 10:39 AM

        Well fake PC account the jays are always picking near the top in the draft and because they are too cheap to resign anyone they are always getting extra draft picks and whats it done? Try no postseason in the last 20+ Years!!! Yanks farm has at least produced players like Cano, Nova, Austin Jackson just to name a few. All the jays have produced is a bunch of pitchers who cant stay off the DL and position players who whiff at incredible rates yet don’t have any real power. Good luck with that combo

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 31, 2013 at 11:35 PM

    does it really matter where he came from?? The jays farm is a total joke people, only morons think otherwise. They can get all the top draft picks and as PC says, “sandwich picks” because they are too cheap to keep their own (they suck anyway) and still end up in the crapper year after year after year. To those who doubt me I got one thing to say…………….1993…………….yea suck that up idiots

    • canadiansportsfan77 - Sep 1, 2013 at 12:04 AM

      Jays have their problems with their player development, but they still do a better job then the Skanks. And only morons would think otherwise.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 1, 2013 at 10:40 AM

        Yea sure they will, the next good player the jays develop will be the first since…Halladay…that’s a lifetime ago. Jays couldn’t develop a wet fart and this team is going nowhere. hope you enjoy last place cause they are there to stay.

      • nbjays - Sep 1, 2013 at 3:26 PM

        Oh, I think the Yankees will overtake them for last place next season. All your old players will be a year older and Cano will be elsewhere.

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