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Friday, August 29, 2014

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brandon Morrow starts rehab assignment

By on 8/29/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays enter a weekend series against the New York Yankees on Friday with a record of 67-66, third in the American League East. At 24th in the Major Leagues in team ERA, the Blue Jays need better production from the staff in order to contend for a playoff spot down the stretch. One pitcher who may help is Brandon Morrow, who has been battling to return from a finger injury. The good news is he made his first rehab appearance.

I reported on August 21 that Morrow,  who made six starts this season before being placed on the 60-day disabled list with a torn tendon in his right index finger on May 3, could return in September as a reliever. Morrow made his first step back with a rehab outing for Dunedin.

As reported at the official website of the Dunedin Blue Jays, Morrow entered the game for Dunedin in the sixth inning trailing 8-1. Morrow struck out one and did not allow a hit, in a scoreless inning. There is no word as to how many rehab appearances Morrow will need before returning to the Blue Jays.

Morrow, in his eighth Major League season, is 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA this season. The veteran has pitched for the Mariners and Blue Jays and is 42-42 with a 4.28 ERA.

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