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Brandon Morrow out for 10-14 days with mild calf tear

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Another setback. Sigh.

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The hits just keep on coming for Brandon Morrow, who in spite of appearing healthy to start spring training after a spate of injuries in recent seasons, will now be out for the next 10-14 days with a mild calf tear.

Morrow experienced some moderate discomfort in his calf during a recent outing, and upon further inspection it was revealed to be a mild tear. Thankfully the injury is not serious and Morrow should be recovered in less than two weeks.

Still, for Morrow — who missed the entire 2019 season — any injury must be considered a potential setback. Morrow was re-signed to a minor league deal for 2020, and has to be hoping that a good spring training will put him in line to make the Opening Day roster. Losing two weeks to a mild strain won’t help his chances.

Morrow last appeared for the Cubs in 2018 when he played in 35 games with a stellar 1.47 ERA. Now 35 years old, he is aiming to return to form and make up for a lost 2019 season.