Morrow scratched from Astros start
Jays' righthander Brandon Morrow was scratched from Friday's start vs. the Astros due to soreness in his right shoulder. Morrow was warming up in the Jays' bullpen minutes before the game when he shut it down for the day as a precautionary measure. Morrow is expected to be in the Jays' opening rotation after being obtained from the Mariners for reliever Brandon League.
“It bothered me a little bit on Wednesday, the day after my bullpen day,” Morrow said. “It felt fin (Thursday) playing catch. When I tried to turn it up today it was just bugging me. I shut it down early, just precautionary to try not to turn this into a – if I went out there and threw my four innings it might turn into a wek-and-a-half two week thing instead of a two or three day thing.”
“It's been a spring training thing in the past and I thnk the reason it may have popped up at the beginning of the year last year was because I didn't have much spring training, getting the flu. I only threw four innings last spring training. It's kind of that getting iver the hill thing.
Morrow will receive treatment in the next several days and be re-evaluated for his next start.