By Kirby Arnold
The official announcement will come later this afternoon, but Brandon Morrow is being called up to the Mariners and will be in Oakland tonight. Morrow fills the roster spot that became vacant Tuesday when starter Erik Bedard was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to April 9) because of his bad hip.
It’s got to be a huge day for Morrow, and not just because he’s back in the big leagues after enduring a spring training shoulder problem and subsequent stint at Class AA West Tennessee. He’s a Bay Area native and rejoins the Mariners in his hometown.