Injuries have limited free agent right-hander Brandon Morrow to just 87 2/3 IP in the majors over the past two seasons, but that hasn’t stopped teams from expressing interest.
According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Padres have offered Morrow a one-year, incentive-laden contract. He has also received offers from other clubs, though some of them are with a relief role in mind. He would prefer to start.
Morrow missed most of this year with a torn tendon sheath in his right right index finger and missed most of 2013 with an entrapped radial nerve in his right forearm, but he has a ton of talent and is only going into his age-30 season. Pitching in PETCO Park would be an ideal place to reestablish his value. Of course, we said the same thing about Josh Johnson last winter and he ended up never throwing a pitch for the club. That’s the chance you take.