Chicago Cubs playing the long game with Brandon Morrow

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The Chicago Cubs continue to play the long game with Brandon Morrow.

When the Chicago Cubs decided to bring back Brandon Morrow this past offseason, they really had nothing to lose. Now,  the construction of MLB’s summer camps has changed how the team might handle his health.

Morrow signed a one-year minor league deal with the Cubs in December, a low-risk, high reward sort of move if he could remain healthy and pitch effectively in the later innings.

Of course, just staying healthy has been something of a problem for Morrow in the last few years. He has not pitched since July 2018 due to a myriad of setbacks, notably elbow inflammation which has bothered him throughout his career.

Morrow entered camp feeling fairly optimistic, but he suffered a chest strain in February and was essentially put on the shelf as a precautionary measure. Spring training was suspended just three weeks later as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.