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Padres starter Brandon Morrow elects to undergo season-ending surgery

SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 15: Brandon Morrow #21 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park on April 15, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Andy Hayt/San Diego Padres/Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO, CA - APRIL 15: Brandon Morrow #21 of the San Diego Padres pitches during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park on April 15, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Andy Hayt/San Diego Padres/Getty Images)

After assessing his options, San Diego Padres starting pitcher Brandon Morrow has reportedly decided to undergo surgery that will cut short his first season with the Padres.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Morrow, who has been diagnosed with an impingement in his right throwing shoulder, has opted to have an arthroscopic surgical procedure to remove the impingement.

As the recovery from the surgery is usually three to four months, Morrow will miss the remainder of the season, ending his first season with the Padres with only five starts.

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Morrow excelled in those five starts, however, posting a 2-0 record while maintaining a 2.73 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 33 innings.

The 31-year-old righty is expected to have the surgery sometime this week.

(h/t San Diego Union-Tribune)