Brandon Morrow Starting For Blue Jays Saturday

Toronto Blue Jays righthander Brandon Morrow has been on the shelf since June 11, when he suffered an oblique strain starting against the Nationals in Toronto.

It’s taken more than two months, but Morrow is now healthy and ready to return to the Toronto rotation. Gregor Chisholm:

Morrow is set to face the Orioles in his first appearance since straining his left oblique muscle on June 11 in Toronto. It’s another welcome addition for the Blue Jays, who get back their best pitcher in the same series their top hitter, Jose Bautista, also returned from a prolonged absence.

"It has been a lot longer than I would have hoped, but it was one of those injuries that you had to play it by ear until you’re feeling good and strong," said Morrow, who is 7-4 with a 3.01 ERA in 13 starts this season. "I’m feeling good and strong now, got all my work in during my rehab assignment and I’m ready to go."

The Blue Jays suffered a rash of pitching-staff injuries in June, losing starters Kyle Drabek and Drew Hutchison for the season, in addition to Morrow. They’ll be glad to get one of them back.

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