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Guardians' Cody Morris: Available in ALDS
The Guardians are including Morris on their ALDS roster versus the Yankees, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Morris will presumably be used for long relief and/or mop-up duties in the ALDS after being left off the wild card roster. The righty had a 2.28 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 23:12 K:BB in 23.2 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Not on wild-card roster
Morris wasn't included on the Guardians' roster for the AL Wild Card Series against the Rays, which begins Friday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old was one of the odd men out with the roster shrinking from 28 to 26 players for the postseason. Morris made seven appearances (five starts) in his first taste of the majors this year and pitched well with a 2.28 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 23:12 K:BB over 23.2 innings, so he should be in the mix for a roster spot if Cleveland advances to the next round.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Moves to bullpen
Manager Terry Francona said Wednesday that Morris will move into a relief role, Chris Assenheimer of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
With Zach Plesac (hand) due to return from the 15-day injured list Friday, Morris will lose his spot in the Cleveland rotation. Over his first five big-league starts, Morris turned in a 2.18 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 20:11 K:BB across 20.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Earns first career win
Morris (1-2) picked up the first win of his young major-league career Friday against the Rangers, giving up two runs (one earned) in five innings while striking out five and allowing two walks and four hits.
The Rangers scored twice in the bottom of the second inning on a Kevin Plawecki single and a Myles Straw throwing error. Three batters reached base in that inning, but Morris didn't allow more than a single baserunner in any of his other four frames. The Guardians were losing when he completed the bottom of the fifth but scored six runs in the top of the next frame while Morris was still the pitcher of record. The outing brought Morris' ERA down to 2.18 through his first five starts. He tentatively lines up to face the Rays and Royals (both at home) to end the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Strong outing in loss
Morris (0-2) took the loss Sunday against Minnesota, allowing a run on six hits and a walk while striking out six in six innings.
Morris had the best and longest outing of his big-league career Sunday, allowing just a solo homer and retiring 11 in a row at one point. The 25-year-old had not tossed more than four innings in any of his three previous starts. Control issues had been a cause for concern in his first three appearances, as he walked eight batters in 9.2 innings, but he walked only one batter and threw 63 of his 81 pitches for strikes against Minnesota. His next start will likely be next weekend in Texas.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Issues five walks Tuesday
Morris allowed one run on two hits and five walks while striking out four over 3.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Angels on Tuesday.
Morris stretched out to 75 pitches (41 strikes) in this outing, though his command is still lacking. He gave up the Angels' lone run of the game, a Matt Thaiss solo shot in the third inning. Through 9.2 innings, Morris has shown some promise with a 2.79 ERA, but his 9:8 K:BB suggests he's gotten fairly lucky through his first three major-league starts. The right-hander should only face a small workload restriction in his next outing, which is projected for this weekend versus the Twins, but he'll need to get more efficient at finding the strike zone.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Effective over four innings
Morris allowed three hits and a walk while striking out two over four scoreless innings in a no-decision versus the Royals.
The Guardians were expected to have more of a bullpen game, but Morris was able to throw 61 pitches (36 strikes) in a decent second career outing. It was an improvement over his debut, in which he allowed three runs (two earned) over two innings to the Mariners. Morris may not approach a full starter's workload as the Guardians tread carefully with the high-end prospect, but the right-hander should continue to see regular work with Zach Plesac (hand) and Aaron Civale (forearm) out. Morris lines up for a home outing versus the Angels next week, though it's unclear if he'll be able to build up his pitch count enough to realistically have a chance to qualify for a potential win.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Starting in bullpen game
Morris will start Wednesday's game against the Royals in what's expected to be a bullpen day for the Guardians, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
In his return from the 60-day injured list Sept. 2 in what also marked his MLB debut, Morris struck out three and allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over two innings to take a loss against the Mariners. Though the Guardians plan on developing Morris as a traditional starter, he looks like he may deployed as a glorified opener while the Guardians are missing two members of the rotation in Zach Plesac (hand) and Aaron Civale (forearm). Due to the expanded September roster, the Guardians have two stretched-out relievers in Kirk McCarty and Konnor Pilkington who are capable of covering multiple innings behind Morris. As such, Morris likely won't be asked to work deep into his starts and may struggle to qualify for wins.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Handed loss in debut
Morris (0-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits and two walks over two innings Friday, striking out three and taking a loss against Seattle.
Morris made a start in place of Zach Plesac (hand) for his MLB debut Friday. It wasn't a very clean outing but he showed some signs of the talent that makes him one of Cleveland's top pitching prospects. The 25-year-old forced six whiffs in 54 pitches while his fastball touched the upper-90s. He also coughed up three extra-base hits however, including Cal Raleigh's solo shot. Morris is currently lined up for a start in Kansas City next week but he doesn't appear to be stretched out enough for a full workload yet.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Starting in place of Plesac
Morris is starting Friday's game against the Mariners, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.
Despite already being 25 and coming with some durability concerns, Morris is one of the most exciting pitching prospects in the game. He boasts several plus pitches and logged a 1.69 ERA, 0.70 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 21.1 innings across nine rehab appearances after missing most of the season with a shoulder injury. He has yet to throw more than 3.1 innings in any outing this season after missing most of the first half with shoulder issues, however, so he may not be able to provide much length in Friday's start.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Returns from IL
Morris (shoulder) was activated from the 60-day injured list Thursday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Morris was shut down with a strain of the teres major muscle in his right shoulder in late March and has been on the shelf all season, but he's now poised to make his make his MLB debut with Cleveland. The 25-year-old pitched well during his six rehab games with Triple-A Columbus with a 2.35 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 30:6 K:BB over 15.1 innings. The right-hander is being developed as a starter but is likely to work as a multi-inning reliever in his first taste of the big leagues.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Likely to be September call-up
Morris (shoulder) joined the Guardians' taxi squad Wednesday and is expected to be activated from the 60-day injured list Thursday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.
Morris has resided on Cleveland's 60-day injured list all season after suffering a right shoulder strain in spring training, but he's been healthy for quite some time. After resuming game action in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League in mid-July, Morris shifted his rehab assignment to Triple-A Columbus earlier this month. The 25-year-old right-hander is being developed as a starter, but he'll likely work as a multi-inning arm out of the Cleveland bullpen in September after recording no more than 10 outs in any of his six rehab outings with Columbus. He's been dominant across his 15.1 innings at Triple-A, allowing only 11 baserunners while striking out a whopping 30 batters.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Dominating at Triple-A
Morris built up to 61 pitches in his most recent start for Triple-A Columbus and now has a 2.92 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 24:5 K:BB in 12.1 innings at that level.
Fortunately, the talented righty's season wasn't completely lost due to the shoulder injury he suffered in spring training. He still resides on the Guardians' 60-day injured list, and is now seemingly one rehab start away from being ready to help the big-league rotation. It's also possible the Guardians would break Morris in as a long reliever if they elect to keep him in the majors once he's reinstated from the IL.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Shifts rehab to Triple-A
Morris (shoulder) made his fifth rehab appearance and his first at Triple-A Columbus on Wednesday. He covered 2.2 innings while striking out six and gave up two earned runs on two hits and one walk.
Columbus likely marks the final stop on Morris' rehab assignment, and there's a good chance he sticks with the Guardians' affiliate for the remainder of the season. Since he was added to the 40-man roster in the offseason before being shut down in spring training with a strained right shoulder, Morris has resided on the Guardians' 60-day injured list all season. Once reinstated, he will be optioned to Columbus to make regular turns out of the club's rotation, although a big-league debut isn't out of the question either if he pitches well and Cleveland has a need.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Kicks off rehab assignment
Morris (shoulder) began a rehab assignment Tuesday with the Guardians' rookie-level Arizona Complex League affiliate, working a scoreless inning and striking out two.
Morris has been sidelined since late in spring training with a strained right shoulder, which resulted in him being placed on the Guardians' 60-day injured list since he was added to the 40-man roster over the winter. As a result of the lengthy layoff, Morris will likely build up slowly in the lower levels of the minors before advancing to Triple-A Columbus at the end of his 30-day rehab window. Though Morris is regarding as one of the Guardians' top pitching prospects, the big club isn't expected to have a rotation spot available for him once he's back to full health, so he'll presumably be optioned to Columbus upon being activated from the IL.... See More ... See Less
Guardians' Cody Morris: Throwing bullpen sessions
Morris (shoulder) has been throwing bullpen sessions at Cleveland's spring training complex, Guardians Prospective reports.
He is reportedly progressing well in his rehab from the shoulder strain he suffered in spring training. Morris could return to game action at Triple-A in the coming weeks if everything goes smoothly, and he could even make his big-league debut sometime in the second half.... See More ... See Less
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