The San Diego Padres have signed right-hander Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract, sources told Corey Brock.
Source: The #Padres have signed RHP Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract. Team has not confirmed.
— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) December 16, 2014
Ken Rosenthal reports that the team had originally offered Morrow a $2.5 million with incentives. The final details of the contract are yet to be announced.
Not certain if #Padres increased their offer to Morrow from $2.5M range. But that was the range the two sides discussed initially.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 16, 2014
Morrow, 30, has been a victim of the injury big during his eight year major league career. He has made 30 starts just once and 20 starts just three times in his career. He started out his career with the Seattle Mariners as a reliever but then transitioned to a starting pitcher. He has spent the last five years with the Toronto Blue Jays. Morrow has a lifetime 4.28 ERA in 231 games. Of those 231 games pitched, 108 of them have been starts.
The Padres now have six starting pitchers for five spots. The thought is that they may trade a pitcher in order to add a bat to the lineup.