Cubs' Brandon Morrow suffers setback, won't pitch in 2019

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Brandon Morrow (elbow) suffered a setback during his rehab assignment and will miss the rest of the 2019 season.

What It Means:

The Cubs were hoping to get Morrow back in September to help strengthen their bullpen, but the veteran pitcher will end up without an appearance in 2019. He has a $12M option for 2020, but the Cubs can buy Morrow out for $3M and are likely to do so.

Morrow posted a 1.47 ERA and 1.08 WHIP with 22 saves in 33 games last season for Chicago.