Morris threw five hitless innings and allowed just one walk with five strikeouts in a no-decision in Monday's World Baseball Classic game against Venezuela.
Morris was dominant against a fantastic lineup. Venezuela's 3-4-5-6 of Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Rougned Odor and Carlos Gonzalez could contend with the heart of the order of any major league squad. Morris is a free agent who allowed a 6.30 ERA in 10 innings with the Reds last year as a 29-year-old rookie. Perhaps this performance will be enough to get him onto a minor league squad and give him a chance to work his way back to a second chance in the bigs.