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The newest setback: Morrow's right forearm

Another setback in Camp Mariner – Brandon Morrow has a stiff right forearm and has had his next start postponed by at least one week.

Scheduled to pitch Saturday, the No. 3 starter in Seattle's rotation will skip that game, try to throw a bullpen on Tuesday and, if all is well, start the game next Friday. That's the best-case scenario.

Last spring, Morrow fell behind because of ailments and began the season in Class AA West Tennessee, where he appeared in six games before being called up. The Mariners don't believe the forearm issue is serious, but a weeks delay between starts is certainly no help in preparing for the regular season.

It's a stay tuned kind of story. So stay tuned.