Cubs Invite Former Closer Morrow To Spring Training
The Chicago Cubs invited former closer Brandon Morrow to spring training. The 35-year-old right-hander has a chance to return to the Cubs after they opted in November to buy him out for $3 million rather than exercise a $12 million option. Morrow agreed to a $21 million, two-year contract before the 2018 season and had 22 saves and a 1.47 ERA in 35 games when he was shut down that July because of a bone bruise in his right elbow. He had elbow surgery four months later and has not pitched since. Morrow was one of 21 non-roster players invited to camp in Mesa, Arizona. Pitchers and catchers begin workouts on Feb. 12, with the first full squad workout on Feb. 17.