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Is Bryan Morris a Future Closer For the Pirates?

Is Bryan Morris a Future Closer For the Pirates?

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Bryan Morris was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 31, 2008 as a part of the deal that sent Jason Bay to the Boston Red Sox and Manny Ramirez to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Morris was a part of a prospect package the Pirates returned that included Brandon Moss, Andy LaRoche and Craig Hansen.

Bryan Morris became a member of the Pirates organization on July 31, 2008. (Photo by: David Hague)
Morris’ start in his new organization was a rocky one, as he was suspended for “unprofessional” conduct in August of 2009. Before that, he sat on the disabled list for 58 days with tendonitis that required surgery on his right shoulder which prevented Morris’ 2009 season from beginning until June 6.
The No. 26 overall selection of the 2006 draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers had already undergone Tommy John surgery in 2007, and in 2009 changes needed to be made. Which Morris resisted.

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In 2006, Morris shared the honor of possessing the “Best Fastball” by Bas...

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