An MRI taken Monday night on Brandon Morrow’s throwing shoulder revealed no major structural damage, but the Padres are going to play it safe with the oft-injured starting pitcher …
Brandon Morrow will be shut down for a couple weeks with shoulder soreness. Soreness came back in his last rehab start.
— Kris Budden (@KrisBudden) June 9, 2015
Morrow was all set to return from the disabled list this Friday, but his shoulder flared up on him Sunday in a rehab start at Double-A San Antonio. The 30-year-old posted an impressive 2.73 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 23/7 K/BB ratio over his first 33 innings this season for the Padres, but he’s been on the shelf now since May 3.
Morrow signed a one-year, $2.5 million free agent contract with San Diego in mid-December. It includes around $5 million in performance-based bonuses, but he’s doubtful to trigger many of those now.
The right-hander threw just 33 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays in 2014 and 54 1/3 innings in 2013.