Morrow needs to get healthy in 2020 (David Kohl - USA Today Sports)
Morrow needs to get healthy in 2020 (David Kohl - USA Today Sports)

Cubs News: Brandon Morrow sidelined with new injury


by - Senior Editor -

Veteran Cubs reliever Brandon Morrow is trying to make one of the final roster spots for 2020.

Unfortunately, he can't get 100 percent healthy as the guy just can't catch a break with his body.

Morrow had an MRI on Friday and has a mild tear in his calf (grade 1) and will be out roughly 10-14 days according to The Athletic's Sahadev Sharma.

Earlier in spring training, he had a 'mild right upper chest strain' that sidelined him for a few days. Hopefully, he can rest up, probably go down the minors and eventually help out the big league club at some point this season.

His contract will pay him $1 million if he makes it on the major league roster with a modest $1.25 million in potential incentives if he pitches in 65 games.

Morrow hasn't pitched in a major league game since July 2018 when he had 22 saves and a sparkling 1.47 ERA that season.

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