The Dodgers are going to need all of the help they can get with so many guys out. One area of need is certainly in the bullpen as guys continue to recover. The loss of Corey Knebel only amplified that.
The good news is that there are a few guys on the horizon. Tony Gonsolin and David Price are both working their way up in their recovery and should join the team in the coming weeks. But one guy that will not be making a return to the Dodgers is Brandon Morrow.
Dave Roberts briefly talked about Morrow and his progress towards a return after signing a minor league deal with the team. The Dodgers brought him on in hopes of regaining his 2017 form when he dominated in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the news doesn’t sound promising.
B-Mo just hasn’t responded to treatment. I think he might actually be back at home now or at the alt site, I’m not sure. But he’s still kind of going through rehab…I think it’s the shoulder, but safe to say it’s the arm and not be specific. It’s been a tough road for B-mo and his family. I don’t even know if it’s going to be a play this year.
The Dodgers brought Morrow in as bullpen depth for s scenario much like they are going through now. And while his injury hasn’t been specified, the 36-year-old veteran has gone through his share of injuries over his career. Doc would later confirm that Morrow has been shut down entirely and has not been throwing.
At this point, it’s not even a guarantee that Morrow plays beyond 2021. The Dodgers have not specified anything about his throwing program or progression all season, so he’s been a bit of a mystery since being signed.