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Brandon Morrow rejoins the Blue Jays as a reliever

Sep 2, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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Out since May with a torn tendon in his finger, oft-injured right-hander Brandon Morrow is off the disabled list and has rejoined the Blue Jays. And it’ll be as a reliever.

Morrow has been exclusively a starter for Toronto since 2010, including what looked at the time like a breakout season as a starter in 2012, but he’s been injured and effective of late and the Blue Jays are hoping a bullpen role can keep him healthier.

Morrow began his career as a reliever for the Mariners, totaling 16 saves, but Seattle traded him to Toronto in December of 2009. If he’s healthy and still has his mid-90s fastball relief work could certainly suit Morrow well at this point in his career, but … who knows.

  1. missthemexpos - Sep 2, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    “but…..who knows”, that pretty much suns it up for any pitcher that has had injury after injury.

  2. proudlycanadian - Sep 2, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    Morrow’s future is probably as a relief pitcher. He might become a successful closer. As far as September is concerned, he has to be a relief pitcher as he has not been stretched out enough following the injury.

  3. paint771 - Sep 2, 2014 at 7:29 PM

    That 2012 rotation was awesome, anchored as it was by Ricky Romero, Brandon Morrow, Kyle Drabek, and Aaron Laffey – all age 27 and under (Dustin McGowan was supposed to be a factor too).

    The two rookies (both under 22) that pushed themselves into the rotation that year were Henderson Alvarez and Drew Hutchinson, although if I were them I would steer clear of the Springfield Mystery Spot that seems to have claimed their predecessors.

    • paint771 - Sep 2, 2014 at 7:33 PM

      For the record, I watched probably 90% of Jays games that year and even I had to google Aaron Laffey to make sure that was a real person who exists and not just like the Alan Smithee of lineup cards.

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