Morrow to Double-A
The M’s optioned Brandon Morrow to Double-A West Tennessee tonight, choosing to have him start the season in the warm weather of the Southern League and try to find his command. Mark Lowe seems to be a lock to take Morrow’s role as the second right-handed setup man.
The best case scenario here is for Lowe to pitch extraordinarily well, allowing the team to re-evaluate their need to have Morrow in the majors as a reliever. With him finally heading to the minors, perhaps they can rectify last year’s mistake, stick him in the rotation, and let him learn how to pitch while he’s down there.