Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Marrow likely out for season


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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Brandon Morrow is likely done for the season. Morrow has a entrapped radial nerve in his forearm according to Canada’s Sportsnet.

The Blue Jays and Morrow are hopeful that extended rest will allow the injury to heal but there is no timetable on a return and he could be out for the rest of the season.

When asked about Morrow Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos did not speak optimistically.

“It’s tough because it’s been so long. It’s hard to be at this point. I’m just being honest. He just hasn’t been able to get it going. He feels better. It’s certainly improved from where he was but he just doesn’t feel 100 per cent. I ask our trainers: ‘It seems like we’ve given him so much rest. Should he not be 100 per cent at this point?’ It’s tough to know how everyone’s body recovers and so on. We’ve taken MRIs multiple times and all we’ve seen is inflammation. The flip side is, every doctor and trainer will tell you, you don’t treat the MRI, you treat the player. That’s the rule of thumb. So if Brandon isn’t feeling right, he’s got to pay attention to what his body’s telling him.”

Morrow has not pitched since May 28th and if he has thrown his final pitch he will finish the season with a 563 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP in 54 1/3 innings of work.

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