Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: San Diego Padres
FEB 20, 2:00p ET | Adam Meyer
Rotowire: Feb 24 / 9:17p ET
News: Morrow will be in a four-man competition for the Padres' fifth spot in the starting rotation, Denis Lin of the San Diego Union Tribune reports.
Impact: Morrow, who was acquired by the Padres this offseason, will be competing with Odrisamer Despaigne, Matt Wisler, and Robbie Erlin for the final spot in the rotation. Although injuries have hampered him, especially over the last two seasons where he made just 16 starts, Morrow is still on the right side of 30 and has more major league experience than the other candidates. Should Morrow stay healthy but lose out on the fifth spot, Lin reports that he could assume a long relief role for the Padres.
Rotowire: Dec 16 / 6:29a ET
News: Morrow signed a one-year deal with the Padres on Tuesday, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The team has not confirmed the deal, but the Padres' interest in Morrow first surfaced during the Winter Meetings last week. It's expected that the contract will be heavy with incentives, as Morrow has been limited to 33.1 and 54.1 innings the last two seasons, respectively, with a variety of ailments.
StatsLLC: Dec 16 / 12:00a ET
News: Morrow and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year contract, a deal that allows him to earn up to $8 million if he starts regularly next season.
Impact: Morrow was 1-3 with a 5.67 ERA in six starts and seven relief appearances for Toronto this year and is 42-43 with a 4.28 ERA in parts of eight big league seasons with Seattle and the Blue Jays.