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Morrow has fun with injury reports

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DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Right-hander Brandon Morrow had some fun with the media on Tuesday afternoon after it was revealed the day before he was dealing with a sore calf in his right leg.

The injury, if it can even be called that, is very minor and won't require him to miss Friday's outing against the Pirates. Still, when the ailment was reported on Monday, it received a lot of attention on social media, and Morrow wasn't oblivious to the news.

The articles and tweets prompted Morrow to put on a bit of a show in the Blue Jays' clubhouse after Tuesday's intrasquad game. He entered the locker room with his right leg covered in approximately a dozen bandages.

Morrow couldn't help but laugh off the concern, and he doesn't anticipate the calf being an issue this spring. He's set to pitch as many as two innings against Pittsburgh on Friday, and will come out in relief of left-handed starter Mark Buehrle.

The news likely received some attention because Morrow was limited to just 10 starts in 2013 because of a right forearm injury. His arm and shoulder feel fine this spring, and he has been throwing without limitations.

The 29-year-old will be relied upon this season as a main component of the Blue Jays' rotation. The hard thrower owns a career record of 41-40 with a 4.22 ERA over portions of seven years in the big leagues.

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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