Charlie Morton 50 | Pitcher

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Wed. Aug 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Morton, who was originally placed on the DL on Sunday with right hip inflammation, has been re-diagnosed with a sports hernia,'s Tom Singer reports. Impact: Morton still intends to return this season. However, the nature of this injury would seem to be more problematic than simple inflammation. Sports hernias typically require a surgical procedure, but Morton plans to push that back to the offseason in an attempt to pitch through the ailment. The Pirates are quickly fading from the NL playoff race in the wake of their seven-game losing streak, and if they find themselves out of contention by the time Morton is deemed ready to return, the team brass may just opt to shut the right-hander down for the season and send him in for surgery.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Aug 17, 2014
News: The Pittsburgh Pirates have put right-hander Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list with right hip inflammation and recalled infielder Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis. Impact: Morton is 5-12 with a 3.84 ERA and hasn't won since July 2. In his last two starts, he allowed 10 earned runs over eight innings in losses to San Diego and Washington. (STATS, 4:15pm)
Aug 17, 2014
News: Morton was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday due to right hip inflammation. Impact: Morton lasted just three innings Friday and has allowed five earned runs in back-to-back starts, but it's possible the injury has affected his performance. He'll be out of commission until early September, with the move clearing up a spot for Gerrit Cole to start Wednesday against the Braves. For now, Brent Morel was recalled to serve as a temporary replacement on the roster.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 15, 2014
News: Morton struggled once again on Friday, giving up five runs on seven hits and three walks in just three innings. He struck out three. Impact: He's been tagged for four or more runs in five of his last seven starts, giving him a ghastly ERA of 6.00 over that stretch, and he hasn't won a decision in over a month. The Pirates may need to think about removing Morton from the rotation if they want to stay in the wild card hunt.(RotoWire, )
Aug 10, 2014
News: Morton labored through five innings in Sunday's loss to San Diego, allowing five hits and five earned runs while walking one and striking out five. Impact: Morton cruised through the first three innings before running into trouble in the top of the fourth. The wheels then came off in the fifth inning, as Morton gave up three hits and four runs, with Seth Smith's bases-clearing triple doing the damage. Morton, who's now 5-11 with a 3.62 ERA on the year, will next take the hill Friday in Washington. He's gone 2-7 with a 4.52 ERA in 13 road starts so far this season.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 6, 2014
News: Morton was impressive in a 6-3 loss to Miami on Tuesday, limiting the Marlins to a run in seven innings but not factoring into the decision. Impact: Morton is 3-1 with a 1.35 ERA over his last seven home outings.(STATS, 3:52pm)
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
ON 15-DAY DL (Sports hernia)