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  • • Cubs shut down closer Brandon Morrow
    The Chicago Cubs are just fine in their race for the NL Central crown. As of Wednesday, the lead the Milwaukee Brewers by 3.5 games. But their bullpen is in trouble. Tuesday, the Cubs made the decision to shut down closer Brandon Morrow. This couldn’t come at a worse time, of course. After all, the postseason is right around the corner.This past of...
  • • Cubs closer Morrow won't pitch again this season
    Cubs closer Brandon Morrow, sidelined since mid-July by what the team had called biceps inflammation, won't pitch again this season due to a bone bruise, Theo Epstein, the team's president of baseball operations, said Tuesday....
  • • Cubs Shut Down Brandon Morrow
    The Cubs have shut down Brandon Morrow for the remainder of the 2018 season, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced to reporters Tuesday (Twitter link via Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune). Morrow has been out since mid July due to a biceps injury. Signed to a two-year, $21MM contract on the heels of…...
  • • Cubs shut down Brandon Morrow
    The Cubs have shut down Brandon Morrow for the remainder of the 2018 season, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein announced to reporters Tuesday (Twitter link via Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune). Morrow has been out since mid July due to a biceps injury.Signed to a two-year, $21M contract on the heels of a resurgent 2017 campaign, Mo...
  • • Injury Updates: Morrow, Cubs, Chapman, McFarland, Liberatore
    The Cubs got some good news on Brandon Morrow today, as the closer felt good after throwing a 19-pitch simulated game.  (The Athletic’s Sahadev Sharma and the Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan were among those who reported the news.)  Morrow hasn’t pitched since July 15 due to biceps inflammation, and as recently as 10 days ago,R...
  • • Cubs' Morrow feeling good after simulated game
    The Cubs got some good news on Brandon Morrow today, as the closer felt good after throwing a 19-pitch simulated game.  (The Athletic’s Sahadev Sharma and the Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan were among those who reported the news.) Morrow hasn’t pitched since July 15 due to biceps inflammation, and as recently as 10 days ago, manager Joe Maddon exp...
  • • Morrow seeks return next week; Yu has surgery
    Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow threw a 35-pitch bullpen on Wednesday and said he is aiming to return to games by the end of next week. And Yu Darvish had arthroscopic debridement surgery for his right elbow on Wednesday in Dallas....
  • • Drew Smyly will not return in 2018
    The Cubs decided Monday that lefty Drew Smyly will not make it back onto the MLB roster this season, as Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com was among those to report (Twitter links). Instead, he’ll focus on preparing himself for a full and healthy 2019 campaign.Smyly, who is now 29 years of age, signed a two-year deal with the Chicago organization last winter...
  • • Wilson continues to impress in Cubs' bullpen
    With the Cubs' bullpen still fluid given the injury to Brandon Morrow and some recent ups and downs by Carl Edwards Jr., the opportunity is there for a reliever to succeed while being thrown into some high-pressure situations. Thus far, Justin Wilson has made the most of his chances....
  • • Cubs might go to closer by committee for stretch
    With no return in sight for Brandon Morrow, the Cubs might be forced to go to closer by committee for the stretch run and the playoffs. Manager Joe Maddon said it's not ideal, but he has done it before....
  • • Latest On Brandon Morrow
    While the Cubs aren’t giving up hope that closer Brandon Morrow will make it back to the majors this year, manager Joe Maddon did not paint a terribly optimistic picture in comments to reporters including MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat. Morrow has been out since mid-July with a biceps injury. Notably, the 34-year-old hurler has yet to…...
  • • Cubs’ top reliever Brandon Morrow may not return in regular season
    The Chicago Cubs are preparing as if Brandon Morrow may not return during the regular season.Morrow has been recovering from a biceps injury that has prevented him from pitching since July 15 — his last appearance for the Cubs. The team was hoping he’d return by mid-September, but given where he currently stands in his rehab, that is unrealistic.On...
  • • Morrow encouraged by first bullpen session
    Cubs closer Brandon Morrow took another step toward returning from his right arm injury by throwing about 25 pitches in a bullpen session at PNC Park on Saturday....
  • • Pedro Strop shows value in Cubs' bullpen with save against D-backs
    With Brandon Morrow still on the DL, it's important for the Cubs that Pedro Strop continues to perform the way he did in the ninth on Wednesday....
  • • Cubs' Morrow not ready to come off DL
    Cubs closer Brandon Morrow is not ready to come off the disabled list when he is eligible Saturday....

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  • Cubs rally in 9th, Morrow collects first save: 4/7/18Cubs rally in 9th, Morrow collects first save: 4/7/18
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  • Rizzo homers, Morrow earns save in 4-3 win: 6/7/18Rizzo homers, Morrow earns save in 4-3 win: 6/7/18
  • Darvish, bullpen lead Cubs to a 3-2 win - 4/27/18Darvish, bullpen lead Cubs to a 3-2 win - 4/27/18
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Top news - Brandon Morrow

  • • Top 10 relievers (non-closers) for 2018
    No area of the game has undergone a more dramatic overhaul in recent years than the role of the reliever. Long gone are the days of burnt-out starters hidden in the bullpen as a walking path to the closer. Nowadays, the bullpen may be the most intricately constructed part of any team.The Kansas City Royals crafted their way to a pair of World Serie...
  • • Jansen, Fields look sharp in spring debuts
    The Dodgers' bullpen lost Brandon Morrow in the offseason and potential replacement Tom Koehler this spring, but Kenley Jansen and Josh Fields provided a little reassurance in their first Cactus League outings on Thursday....
  • • Offseason In Review: Chicago Cubs
    The Cubs landed the biggest prize of the 2017-18 free agent class, and stayed entirely within free agency for pitching staff upgrades. Major League Signings Yu Darvish, SP: six years, $126MM.  Includes opt-out after 2019 season. Tyler Chatwood, SP: three years, $38MM Brandon Morrow, RP: two years, $21MM.  Includes $12MM vesting option for 2020 with...
  • • Marlins reel in first win of '18, walk off in 17th
    With two out in the 17th inning, Miguel Rojas laced a single to center off Brandon Morrow, scoring Brian Anderson with the decisive run in the Marlins' 2-1 victory over the Cubs on Friday....
  • • Pantsed: Cubs' Morrow injured while undressing
    Cubs closer Brandon Morrow was unavailable to pitch Tuesday after suffering back spasms while taking off his pants at home early Monday morning....
  • • Cubs closer Brandon Morrow suffers back injury while taking off pants
    Chicago Cubs closer Brandon Morrow is on the mend after suffering back spasms early Monday morning that flared up while taking off his pants.The injury occurred as Morrow undressed at home upon the Cubs’ return from St. Louis following a series with the Cardinals. “Just undressing at my house,” Morrow told reporters on Tuesday, via ESPN. “Like 3 a....
  • • BREAKING: Cubs place closer Morrow on DL
    The Cubs placed closer Brandon Morrow on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to June 17 because of tightness in his back and will keep Justin Hancock on the roster. Hancock was the 26th man added for Tuesday's doubleheader....
  • • Injury Notes: Morrow, Adams, Franchy, Acuna, Folty
    The Cubs announced Wednesday that they’ve placed closer Brandon Morrow on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 17. Morrow was unavailable in yesterday’s doubleheader due to back spasms. Right-hander Justin Hancock, whom the Cubs recalled to serve as the 26th man in yesterday’s twin bill, will remain on the roster for the ...
  • • Brandon Morrow hits DL after back spasms from undressing
    The Chicago Cubs on Wednesday placed Brandon Morrow on the 10-day disabled list after the closer suffered back spasms while taking off his pants earlier this week, per a team announcement via the Chicago Tribune.The injury occurred as Morrow undressed at home early Monday morning upon the Cubs’ return from St. Louis following a series with the Card...
  • • Cubs place Brandon Morrow on DL with strained back
    The Cubs announced Wednesday that they’ve placed closer Brandon Morrow on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 17. Morrow was unavailable in Tuesday's doubleheader due to back spasms. Right-hander Justin Hancock, whom the Cubs recalled to serve as the 26th man in yesterday’s twin bill, will remain on the roster for the time being. To this ...
  • • Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire: Kevin Kiermaier is back, and Shelby Miller will soon follow
    Who fills in as Cubs closer with Brandon Morrow on the shelf, and how excited should we be about Shelby Miller's return. Scott White looks at six players worth adding....
  • • Look: Brandon Morrow pokes fun at himself for odd injury
    After Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Brandon Morrow suffered a back injury while taking off his pants, the veteran found a way to poke fun at himself for the incident on Twitter. Morrow suffered the lower-back injury when trying to put on one leg of his pants on Tuesday. The injury forced Chicago to place him on the disabled list.The 33-year-old, who ...
  • • MLB Daily Roster Roundup: Crawford, Morrow, Myers, Wacha
    ROSTER MOVES BY TEAM (June 20th-June 21st) NATIONAL LEAGUE ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS | Depth Chart Promoted: RP Jake Barrett Optioned: SP Matt Koch  CHICAGO CUBS | Depth Chart Placed on 10-Day DL: RP Brandon Morrow (lower back tightness) Pedro Strop, Steve Cishek and Justin Wilson are candidates for save chances. Justin Hancock, who served as ...
  • • Cubs' bullpen faces trying time with injuries, schedule
    Injuries to Brandon Morrow and Carl Edwards Jr., plus a tough stretch of games, will put fill-in relievers such as Randy Rosario to the test....
  • • Morrow expected to return Wednesday
    The Cubs' bullpen could get a boost with the return of closer Brandon Morrow on Wednesday. The right-hander, who has been sidelined since June 20 with lower back tightness, threw a bullpen session on Monday and said it went well....

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