Padres agree to 1-year deal with Morrow

San Diego, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - The San Diego Padres signed pitcher Brandon Morrow to a one-year contract Tuesday.

According to the Union-Tribune, the deal is worth $2.5 million guaranteed with incentives based on his role as either a starter or reliever.

Morrow spent the past five seasons with Toronto after pitching for Seattle for three years. He owns a career record of 42-43 with a 4.28 earned run average in 231 games, including 108 as a starter.

The 30-year-old right-hander appeared in only 13 games last season for the Blue Jays, missing most of the campaign because of a torn tendon sheath in his right index finger. He made six starts before suffering the injury in early May and pitched out of the bullpen when he returned in September.

Injuries have been a factor for Morrow, who made 30 starts just once, in 2011 with Toronto when we was 11-11 with a 4.72 ERA. He was 10-7 with a 2.96 ERA in 2012, but was limited to just 21 starts because of an oblique strain. His 2013 season was also cut short because of a forearm strain.