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MLB Injury News:
Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Brandon Morrow suffered a setback during his last minor league rehab start, but a recent MRI showed no
structural damage in his ailing forearm, according to Gregor Chisholm of
There was concern that Morrow had worsened his forearm
injury after he was forced to exit his recent appearance for the Blue Jays’ Single-A
affiliate. Instead, it appears that Morrow is simply dealing with inflammation
in his forearm.
While no structural damage is always good news, this is
still a setback. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters that Morrow will
be shutdown until the discomfort subsides.
"There wasn't anything unusual, there was just some
inflammation in his forearm," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said.
"We'll just back him off and rest him until he's ready."
Considering his rehab assignment had begun, Morrow was expected to rejoin the Blue Jays at some point next week. His return date is
now uncertain, as it will depend on how long it takes to alleviate the discomfort.
Morrow was fantastic in 2012 for the Blue Jays, launching
himself onto the national scene by finishing with an ERA and WHIP of 2.96 and
1.115 over 21 starts. This year has been a different story, as the 28-year-old
only mustered an ERA and WHIP of 5.63 and 1.491 over 10 starts prior to hitting the disabled list.
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