The Dodgers added to their spring training bullpen competition, signing Brandon Morrow to a minor league contract with a non-roster invitation to spring training, per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports and Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.
Morrow will earn $1.25 million if he makes the team, per Andy McCullough of the LA Times. There are also bonuses:
Morrow deal with dodgers: 1.25M if in majors plus 250K for 40, 50, 60, 65 games. 2.25M max— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 27, 2017
Morrow, 32, spent the last two seasons with the Padres, though he missed a year and a half with a shoulder impingement that eventually required surgery. The right-hander put up a 1.69 ERA in 18 relief appearances after his return to the mound in August, with eight strikeouts and three walks in 16 innings.
After beginning his career as a reliever in Seattle in 2007, Morrow was a starter for six seasons before his shoulder injury, starting 98 of his 105 appearances from 2010-2015 with the Blue Jays and Padres.
In his very limited duty in 2016, Morrow held right-handed batters to hitting .300/.310/.350.
Dodgers pitchers and catchers report to spring training at Camelback Ranch on Feb. 15.