Cubs' Brandon Morrow Shut Down For Season

Morrow had been sidelined all season while rehabbing from elbow surgery.

670 The Score Staff
August 21, 2019 - 5:02 pm

(670 The Score) In a development that comes as no surprise, the Cubs have shut down oft-injured reliever Brandon Morrow for the rest of the season, they announced Wednesday afternoon.

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Morrow, 35, has been sidelined for all of 2019 while enduring a slow, arduous rehab process after undergoing elbow surgery last November. Morrow also underwent a procedure to decompress a nerve in late July. As he worked on getting his arm into shape at the team's complex in Arizona, he encountered too many setbacks to continue.

Morrow hasn't pitched in an MLB game since July 15, 2018, after which his throwing arm flared up. An attempted return last September was unsuccessful.

Signed to a two-year contract prior to the 2018 season, Morrow in all likelihood has thrown his final pitch with the Cubs. He was dominant when healthy in 2018, posting a 1.47 ERA and converting 22 of 24 save chances.