Blue Jays starting pitcher, Brandon Morrow, has suffered a setback following his first rehab start. Morrow is trying to make his way back to the big league club since hitting the DL on May 29th due to right forearm soreness.
Last Monday evening, Morrow threw two unimpressive innings during a single-A rehab start and allowed 3 earned runs on 5 hits and a walk. He also experienced the same forearm soreness that had originally shut him down and has been keeping him sidelined.
The Blue Jays were hoping that Morrow would make two, possibly three rehab starts and be back with the team sometime late next week. But with this recent setback, I fear Morrow could be on the shelf for quite some time.
You have to worry about the structural integrity of the elbow when you hear about upper forearm soreness. Let’s hope the best for Morrow and also hope Esmil Rogers and Chien-Ming Wang continue to get it done during his absence from the rotation. The good news is that, at least for the moment, the rotation doesn’t appear to be missing Morrow one bit. I have a hard time believing that will remain the case if Morrow is out for months and months.
In the meantime, let’s get our brooms out and hope for our second straight sweep tonight when Mark Buehrle faces off against the Rockies.