MLB

Pittsburgh Pirates
Career W-L
36-61
 
Career ERA
4.50
Name  Charlie Morton
Born  11/12/1983
Height  6-5
Weight  235
Number  50
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/26/2014 7:30:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Charlie Morton will be out the next six-to-eight months after undergoing surgery to repair the labrum in his right hip on Friday according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.
Insight: Morton was hoping to stick out the hip injury until the end of the season, but he will officially miss the playoffs at this point. He did return for one start a couple weeks ago and threw five scoreless innings. Morton had the same surgery in October of 2011 and missed the first two weeks of 2012, so his Opening Day status is in doubt.
 
9/16/2014 10:59:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Charlie Morton returned to the rotation on Tuesday after missing a month with a sports hernia and threw five scoreless innings to beat the Red Sox, 4-0.
Insight: Five relief pitches combined with Morton to shutout the Red Sox. Morton allowed four hits, struck out six and walked two. He worked around lead off doubles in the fourth and fifth to keep Boston off the board. Morton has elected not to receive surgery until after the year and will gut out the rest of the season.
 
Cold9/14/2014 12:42:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Charlie Morton (hernia) will rejoin the Pirates rotation on Tuesday against the Red Sox according to MLB.com.
Insight: Morton will be gutting out his sports hernia the last few weeks of the season as he has elected to wait for the required surgery until after the season. Vance Worley will move to the bullpen with Morton's return. Morton is 5-12 but has a respectable 3.84 ERA.
 
Cold8/25/2014 9:33:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh placed starter Charlie Morton (hernia) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday, according to mlb.com.
Insight: Morton will throw five innings or 75 pitches for Double-A Altoona. He went on the disabled list with a sports hernia on Aug. 17.
 
Cold8/20/2014 3:47:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh placed starter Charlie Morton was initially diagnosed with hip inflammation, but he actually has a sports hernia, according to Tom Singer of mlb.com.
Insight: Morton is hoping to return in September, but a sports hernia is more serious than hip inflammation. He can be dropped in most leagues.
 
Cold8/18/2014 12:21:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh placed starter Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 16, due to right hip inflammation.
Insight: Morton's hip injury could explain why the veteran has pitched poorly over his last two starts. In those outings, Morton allowed a total of 10 runs in eight innings of work. Morton should be able to return at the beginning of September. In the meantime, the Pirates will activate Gerrit Cole and replace Morton with him in the rotation.
 
Cold8/15/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Charlie Morton has allowed four runs or more in four of his last five starts and five runs in two straight.
Insight: Morton lasted just three innings Friday at Washington. His ERA, which was 3.10 on July 7, has climbed to 3.84.
 
8/5/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Charlie Morton gave up one run on six hits over seven innings Tuesday against Miami.
Insight: Morton gave up four runs in each of his previous two starts and had a 3.89 ERA in July, but he has a 3.43 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP on the year. Morton took a no decision Tuesday and is 5-10 this year.
 
7/2/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Charlie Morton held the Diamondbacks to one run on five hits over six innings Wednesday to pick up his fifth win of the year.
Insight: Morton had 39 Ks in 32 innings last month and is 5-9 with a 3.30 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and 89 Ks in 106 1/3 innings this year.
 
6/25/2014 3:45:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Charlie Morton had a career-high 11 strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to Tampa Bay.
Insight: Morton allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits with one walk over seven innings. The 30-year-old has a 3.41 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP but is just 4-9. He has struck out 39 batters in 32 innings this month.
 
6/9/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Charlie Morton was fantastic in seven innings of work Monday against the Cubs.
Insight: Morton struck out seven with zero walks and allowed one run on six hits to win his third game of the season. He has a 3.14 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP and a 61/29 K/BB in 80 1/3 innings this season.
 
5/6/2014 9:53:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Charlie Morton fired eight innings and allowed two hits and one unearned run in a no decision against the Giants on Tuesday.
Insight: Morton has a solid 3.45 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP, but he's 0-4. His fantasy vaue is limited because he has just 28 strikeouts and 16 walks.
 
12/11/2013 8:20:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton has agreed to a three-year, $21 million extension. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: His contract was going to be up at the end of the 2014 season. Morton's last two seasons have been cut short by injuries. He owns a 4.70 ERA in 109 career big league appearances.
 
9/18/2013 9:57:00 PM
Description: Pirates righthander Charlie Morton had everything working Wednesday against San Diego (8 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 9 K's, 3 BB).
Insight: Unfortunately, closer Mark Melancon didn't hold up his end of the bargain in the ninth inning and the Pirates wound up losing by a count of 3-2. Still, this was easily the best game Morton (7-4, 3.35 ERA) has pitched all season. Morton seems to be rounding into form just in time for the playoffs.
 
9/10/2013 5:34:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton (foot) expects to make his next start Friday against the Cubs, according to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Morton left Sunday's start against the Cardinals in the second inning and was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
 
9/8/2013 5:58:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton left Sunday's game with a left foot injury.
Insight: He'll undergo treatment and further evaluation in the next few days, according to MLB.com. The good news for Morton is that he doesn't have an arm injury; the right-hander had Tommy John surgery last year.
 
9/8/2013 3:15:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton was removed with an undisclosed injury Sunday against St. Louis.
Insight: He only made it through an inning and two thirds. The Cardinals hammered him for five runs on six hits over that span. Stolmy Pimentel has entered the game in Morton's place.
 
Hot9/2/2013 7:53:00 PM
Description: Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton had another strong outing Monday against the Brewers, tossing seven innings and allowing two runs (one earned) with six K.
Insight: Morton is 4-0 with a 1.74 ERA in 41 1/3 innings over his last six starts and is 7-3 with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP in 90 innings this season.
 
Hot8/29/2013 9:49:00 AM
Description: Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton is 3-0 with a 1.83 ERA over his last five starts.
Insight: Morton has allowed 86 hits in 83 innings this season, but he has a solid 2.28 BB/9 and a 0.54 HR/9. His ERA dropped to 3.14 after he threw 6 2/3 innings and allowed just one unearned run Wednesday against Milwaukee.
 
8/7/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton gave up two runs on six hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out five in seven innings Wednesday against Miami.
Insight: Morton has issued just four free passes over his last 31 2/3 innings after walking nine in his first 24. He's 4-3 with a 3.88 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 55 2/3 innings since returning from his Tommy John surgery rehab.
 

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