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Blue Jays expect Morrow's rehab phase to be brief

Blue Jays expect Morrow's rehab phase to be brief

Blue Jays expect Morrow's rehab phase to be brief

ARLINGTON -- Brandon Morrow is scheduled to make the first start of his rehab assignment for Class A Dunedin on Monday night.

Toronto's No. 2 starter is on the 15-day disabled list with soreness in his right forearm. He threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Friday and did not feel any ill effects, so he has been cleared for the next step of his eventual return to the big leagues.

There is not a clearly defined timetable for Morrow's return, but the tentative plan does not include a lengthy rehab.

"We'll see how that first one goes," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. "I don't know what they'll limit him too, but I would think two [starts] max."

If Morrow does require just two rehab starts, he will most likely return before the end of June. He has been out since exiting a start against the Braves on May 28 because of lingering discomfort in his forearm.

The 28-year-old is 2-3 with a 5.63 ERA in 10 starts this season. He missed time earlier in the year with discomfort in his upper back and neck area.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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