Cubs agree to two-year deal with Morrow

Dec 12, 2017 - 4:35 AM The Chicago Cubs reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with reliever Brandon Morrow on Sunday, according to multiple outlets.

Morrow could be in line to be the Cubs' closer if the franchise fails to re-sign free agent Wade Davis.

Morrow, 33, was 6-0 with a 2.06 ERA in 45 regular-season games for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2017. He gave up just one run and three hits over 8 1/3 innings as the Dodgers won the first two rounds of the National League playoffs to reach the World Series.

Morrow's standout postseason included four scoreless appearances against the Cubs in the NL Championship Series. The right-hander struck out seven and allowed just one hit in 4 2/3 innings.

Morrow became the second pitcher to enter all seven games of the World Series when the Dodgers faced the Houston Astros. But his ERA was 8.44 and he served up two homers over 5 1/3 innings.

Overall, Morrow is 51-43 with a 4.05 ERA in 299 career appearances (113 starts) with the Seattle Mariners (2007-09), Toronto Blue Jays (2010-14), San Diego Padres (2015-16) and Dodgers.






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