The Dodgers have reached a minor-league deal with reliever Brandon Morrow, according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan. The deal will reportedly be worth $1.25 million if Morrow makes the major-league roster.
Morrow, 32, joins a Dodgers’ bullpen mix that is set to include righties Chris Hatcher and Pedro Baez in front of recently re-signed closer Kenley Jansen. The club has many lefties in its relief mix, but was expected to add a couple of right-handed veterans for competition in spring training.
Morrow pitched to a solid 1.69 ERA and 4.5 K/9 in 16 innings for the Padres last season despite dealing with shoulder issues throughout the year. He was a starter throughout his entire career, but recently transitioned to a bullpen role with San Diego and projects as a reliever in the future.
Morrow has spent 10 seasons in the majors, posting a career 45-43 record and 4.16 ERA with the Mariners (2007-09), Blue Jays (2010-14) and Padres (2015-16).