Brandon Morrow on re-signing with Cubs, pitching update
|Monday, February 10, 2020, 12:54 PM- -|
Everyone loves a good comeback story.
The Chicago Cubs have a familiar face in Spring Training with reliever Brandon Morrow early in Mesa, Arizona.
Morrow has thrown several bullpens already this spring and hopes to make a coveted roster spot for the Cubs if he can stay healthy and rekindle his past success.
"So far so good," Morrow told reporters on Monday morning. "I'm not going to declare I'm back yet, but I've been off the mound a few times, so far so good. Cautiously optimistic."
Morrow is happy to try to make his comeback with the Cubs and wouldn't want to try it with any other organization.
"Comfort level with the organization," Morrow said about the reasons he is sticking with the Cubs. "This is where I want to be. I signed here as a free agent and part of the Chicago Cubs. Unfortunately, I only got to do that for half of a season. We love it in Chicago. Mutual interest, honestly, I didn't have any major league opportunities, I had some other minor league interest. It was an easy decision."
Here’s Brandon Morrow on re-signing with Cubs. Has thrown four bullpens so far, but has more built-in off-days as part of a conservative schedule. He’s not declaring he’s “back,” but hoping to contend for Opening Day job. pic.twitter.com/GcKbgAyoAK— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) February 10, 2020
Hottovy on Morrow: pic.twitter.com/EmjedV9IQE— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) February 10, 2020
Brandon Morrow threw his 4th bullpen Sunday, will go again on Thursday. His path back remains conservative and some aches and pains come back in between sessions, but he believes he's on the right path & is aiming to make the club out of spring, no matter how unlikely that may be— Sahadev Sharma (@sahadevsharma) February 10, 2020
Reliever Brandon Morrow attempting a comeback after missing the last 1.5 years. He says he’s healthy: “My stuff was still good last year when I was throwing live BP...I just couldn’t pick up my cup of coffee the next t day.”— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) February 10, 2020
Cubs pitcher Brandon Morrow has had numerous bullpens and some residual pain but feels healthy and ready to compete for opening day roster spot.— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) February 10, 2020