The Dodgers have already started the process of rebuilding their bullpen after losing a few pieces. They kicked that off this month when they made a trade for Corey Knebel, the first of many anticipated project pieces to land in LA.
The Dodgers took that project mentality a step further today by reuniting with a former reliever of theirs. It was announced Friday afternoon that Los Angeles had signed reliever Brandon Morrow to a minor league contract.
Reliever Brandon Morrow and the Los Angeles Dodgers are in agreement on a minor league deal, sources tell ESPN. Morrow returns to where he starred in 2017 before injuries hampered his two years with the Cubs. Now 36, he’s a flyer for a team with a good rep for rehabbing pitchers.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 11, 2020
Morrow left the Dodgers via free agency following their 2017 World Series run in which they lost to the Astros. Morrow took a two-year deal worth a whopping $21 million to go pitch for the Cubs. Unfortunately, a series of injuries slowed him down to the point where he only threw in 35 games across the two years he spent in Chicago. The Cubbies cut him loose during the Summer of 2020.
While healthy, Morrow was a lights out reliever for the Dodgers. His 2017 campaign saw him make 45 appearances and pitch to a 2.06 ERA along with a pristine 1.55 FIP. His more than 10 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched was by far the best mark of his career.
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