Found September 11, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have right-handed starting pitcher Charlie Morton penciled in to start Friday's contest against the Chicago Cubs. There's still a chance Morton's name is erased, and whether or not that will happen will be based on how his bullpen session goes today, according to Tom Singer of MLB.com. Manager Clint Hurdle told reporters that he's unable to eliminate Morton as Friday's starter until he sees how his foot responds to today's session. Morton has been hampered by a case of plantar fasciitis, but doctors recently told him that the ailment isn't going to get any worse by continuing to pitch through the pain. "The doctor looked at me and said, 'You can go.' From the diagnosis, it's not going to get any worse," Morton said. "It's a comfort issue. I'll throw off the mound [Wednesday] to make sure." Morton has thrown recently, but all of his tosses have come from flat ground. Today will be the true test of how his foot will hold up. The ailment is something Morton has dealt with in the past, but he felt "something abnormal" on Sunday when he ran to cover home plate against the St. Louis Cardinals. The right-hander reportedly said he felt something pop. If Morton proves unable to start on Friday, it would appear that the Pirates are poised to go with Brandon Cumpton in his place. More should be known on his status by tomorrow, if not later today. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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