Brandon Morrow still has work to do before returning to the Cubs


The Cubs haven't given many updates on Brandon Morrow and have admitted they truly don't know when their 34-year-old closer will return to the major-league roster. And with less than a month of baseball left and no place to send Morrow on a rehab assignment, the Cubs may just have to find the right moment to let their closer get some work before the postseason begins. 

However, it doesn't seem like the Cubs feel a sense of urgency with Morrow's rehab process, as Jim Hickey mentioned on 670 the Score today, Morrow still has a few more steps before proving he is ready to handle throwing in a game. 

Morrow hasn't pitched in a game since July 15 and it's looking less and less likely the Cubs will be able to rely on him as their closer, even if he returns in time for a few outings before the postseason. The Cubs had been doing alright without Morrow up until recently with the bullpen allowing a combined nine earned runs to score against the Brewers Monday and Tuesday night. 

Optimistically speaking, the Cubs are hoping Morrow can return mid-September and throw a few times before the postseason starts, but if he has any setup backs between then and now Morrow could be left off the postseason roster. 

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