The injuries continue to haunt Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Brandon Morrow, as it was announced on Saturday that the 29 year old was placed on the 60-day disabled list with a torn tendon sheath on a finger in his pitching hand.
Brandon Morrow has been moved to the 60-day DL after MRI revealed torn tendon sheath and will begin treatment immediately.
— Blue Jays-Official (@BlueJays) May 4, 2014
Brandon Morrow will try to rehab the injury, and if successul can return in July, but if unsuccessful, he will need season ending surgery, reported by Shi Davidi.
Brandon Morrow will try to rehab his injury, needs rest until July. If it doesn’t heal, season-ending surgery to follow.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) May 4, 2014
Morrow has been hindered by a history of multiple injuries in his career, and has not pitched a full season since he has joined the Blue Jays in 2010. The Blue Jays had Morrow shut down early in 2010 after throwing 146 innings for the first time in his career, converting from a reliever in Seattle to a starter on the Jays.
A right forearm inflammation prevented Morrow from starting the 2011 season healthy.
In 2012, Morrow’s season was cut short due to a strained left oblique muscle, forcing him to go on the DL.
And in 2013, a right forearm strain ended Morrow’s season early in July.
Brandon Morrow made 6 starts for the Jays this season, pitching to a 5.93 ERA, 1.72 WHIP, and 4.04 FIP in 27 1/3 innings. Morrow is currently in the last year of his contract, with a 2015 team option for $10,000,000 and a $1 Mil buyout.
As a result, Chad Jenkins was recalled up from AAA, to fill the void left by Brandon Morrow. Jenkins is expected to pitch out of the bullpen. While J.A. Happ will be taking Morrow’s spot in the starting rotation.
Now for some good news, the long anticipated major league debut of Blue Jays prospect Marcus Stroman will happen in the very near future, as the 23 year old former 1st round pick out Duke University in 2012 was called up from AAA Buffalo. He will begin his big league stint in the Jays’ bullpen.
Stroman spent all of 2013 in AA, pitching successfully in 20 starts, which many thought would have warranted a September call up, but it did not happen.
He has started the season in AAA Buffalo, making 5 starts for the Bisons, with a 1.69 ERA, 1.088 WHIP, and a K/9 of 12.2.
Stroman tweeted that his dream of playing in the big leagues had come true.
Dreams do come true. Wow! #surreal
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo7) May 4, 2014