Toronto Blue Jays Expect Brandon Morrow to Land on DL

Michael NargiSenior Analyst IJune 12, 2012

TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 11:  Brandon Morrow #23 of the Toronto Blue Jays leaves the game in the first inning due to injury as Manager John Farrell #52 looks on during interleague MLB game action against the Washington Nationals June 11, 2012 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)
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Brandon Morrow has been dominant this season but is in a bit of trouble once again after leaving his start after nine pitches on Monday night.

The Toronto Blue Jays ace was not able to record an out against the Washington Nationals and was removed from the game after suffering a strained oblique. According to Shi Davidi of, the Jays' general manager Alex Anthopoulos now expects that Morrow will land on the DL due to the injury:


Morrow getting more exams around 430. AA expects him to go on DL, wants to wait for tests first.

— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) June 12, 2012

At this point it would take a minor miracle for Morrow to not have to miss at least two weeks. Earlier today, Mike Cormack of tweeted,

#bluejays Farrell on Morrow injury: "it's probably substantial." No timeframe given. Morrow was in "considerable pain."

— Mike Cormack (@MikeCormack) June 12, 2012


Morrow is 7-4 after receiving the hard loss luck on Monday night after only throwing nine pitches. He has three shutouts already this season and has struck out 67 batters in 77.2 innings.