Padres bringing back Brandon Morrow on a minor league deal

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According to Corey Brock of MLB.com, the Padres are bringing back right-hander Brandon Morrow on a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training.

The Padres took a chance on Morrow last winter by signing him to a one-year, $2.5 million contract. Things started off well enough, as he had a 2.73 ERA with 23 strikeouts and seven walks in 33 innings over his first five starts, but he landed on the disabled list in early May with right shoulder inflammation. He attempted to make it back a couple of times, but eventually required surgery in August to repair an impingement in his shoulder.

While Morrow has shown tremendous upside in the past, injuries have limited him to just 120 2/3 innings over the past three seasons. It’s hard to count on much from him at this point.