Morton has hip surgery, out 6 months

BY foxsports • October 11, 2011

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton will be out about six months after having hip surgery.

Morton had the surgery Monday to repair a torn labrum, and is not expected to be ready for the start of spring training.

The 27-year-old Morton experienced discomfort in the hip throughout the season. He went 10-10 with a 3.83 ERA despite the problem.

The previous year, the right-hander was 2-12 with a 7.57 ERA.

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