The San Diego Padres have reportedly offered a one year contract to free agent righty Brandon Morrow in an attempt to add another element of depth to the team's pitching staff.
Here's Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports with the report:
Source: #Padres have made one-year, incentive-laden offer to free-agent RHP Brandon Morrow. Only 87 2/3 IP in 2013-14 due to injuries.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 13, 2014
At this juncture, it appears that Morrow is only likely to sign with the Padres if they express intent to keep him in a starting role:
Morrow has offers from other clubs as well, some to be a starter, some to be a reliever. Right now he prefers to be a starter. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 13, 2014
The 30-year-old Morrow became a free agent this offseason when the Toronto Blue Jays declined his $10 million option for 2015. Arm issues have kept Morrow from truly realizing the potential that made him one of the top pitching prospects in the game just a few years back, but it appears that the Padres are willing to bank on a return to form if he can remain in good health.
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