Charlie Morton 50 | Pitcher

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Fri. Sep 19, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Morton is dealing with groin, abdominal and hip pain and will miss his scheduled start Sunday, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Travis Sawchik reports. Impact: He said he was discouraged by his bullpen session Thursday and will be evaluated next week, adding that surgery is a "possibility." It sounds like those chasing counting stats in single-season mixed leagues might be best served to move on from Morton. Vance Worley will get the start Sunday in Morton's place. The best-case scenario for Morton's owners is that he feels better next week and can make his final start of the season Sept. 26 in Cincinnati.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: Morton came off the disabled list to gain his first victory since July 2, and the Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 4-0 on Tuesday night for their ninth win in 11 games. Impact: Sidelined since Aug. 16 because of right hip inflammation and a sports hernia, Morton allowed four hits in five innings, struck out six and walked two. He had been 0-3 with a 5.09 ERA in his eight previous starts.(STATS, 6:34pm)
Mon. Sep 15, 2014
News: The Pirates will evaluate Morton's (hernia) immediate future based off of his Tuesday start. "If Charlie throws well it gives Vance (Worley) a bit of a breather, which is not the end of the world," GM Neal Huntington told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "If Charlie doesn't throw well, we'll bridge the gap and bring Vance in behind him and go from there." Impact: Morton, who hasn't pitched in the majors since August 15, allowed 26 runs in his last 39 innings prior to going on the DL. Pittsburgh is hoping that the time off gives him a fresh outlook, but Morton said just several days ago that he thought he was probably through for 2014. "My impression is that they want me to stay ready in case something bad happens to someone else," Morton told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "And my impression is for me to go out and pitch again, someone's going to have to get hurt or struggle."(RotoWire, )
Sep 14, 2014
News: Morton (hernia) will start Tuesday's game against the Red Sox,'s Tom Singer reports. Impact: Morton is set to return to action after throwing a five-inning simulated game last week. He will replace Vance Worley in the Pirates' rotation, and should see two starts -- both at home -- during the upcoming week.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Morton (hernia) threw a five-inning, 86-pitch simulated game Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Impact: Morton reported feeling good after the simulated game, and said he believes he is ready to pitch now. Manager Clint Hurdle said the team's plan is to have Morton continue throwing bullpen sessions and simulated games before determining a return date. Hurdle also left open the possibility that Morton could return to the team out of the bullpen, though there hasn't been an official decision yet.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 5, 2014
News: Morton (hernia) threw a bullpen session Friday and is scheduled to throw a simulated game in Philadelphia on Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Bill Brink reports. Impact: This is in line with his previously discussed rehab plan, and following Tuesday's sim game we should have a better idea when Morton will return to the Pirates' rotation.(RotoWire, )
Charlie Morton
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 235  Age: 30
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 11/12/1983, Flemington, New Jersey
College: None
Debut: 2008
Salary: $4,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury