"Yeah, definitely. I was confident I could go tomorrow," Morrow said prior to Tuesday's game vs. the Giants.
"It was not my decision to do that. They are being extra cautious. Take the extra couple of days. It allows me to get a full bullpen tomorrow at a higher intensity than I threw in last time."
It also allows the Blue Jays righty to start against a division rival.
General manager Alex Anthopoulos reasoned it this way: Regardless, they were going to need a starter for Saturday's game. Instead of having Ramon Ortiz make that start at Yankee Stadium, the team would rather turn to their fireballer and make sure he's completely healthy.
Getting Wednesday's start in place of Morrow will be Ortiz, who will be making his second start for the club.
Last time out, the soon-to-be 40-year-old was able to limit the Red Sox to one earned run, but he did allow five walks and four hits in only five innings on the mound.
Evan Peaslee is an associate reporter for MLB.com.