Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/20/14
Born on this date in 1983 is current Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher, Charlie Morton. He has pitched three seasons for the Pirates since coming over to Pittsburgh in the Nate McLouth trade on June 3, 2009. Prior to the trade he had gone 4-8 6.15 in 15 starts with the Atlanta Braves in 2008. Following the trade, Morton was thrown into the Pirates starting rotation where he went 5-9 4.55 in 18 starts, finishing his season with a complete game shutout of the Chicago Cubs on September 30th. In mid-August that same Cubs team scored 10 runs off Morton before he was lifted in the second inning without recording an out.  Morton struck out 110 batters in 2011 In 2010 Morton struggled the first two months before being sent to AAA where he went 4-4 3.82 in 14 starts. Following his promotion to the big leagues, Morton struggled in his first start back, leaving him with a 10.03 ERA. He finished the year much better though as he lowered his season ERA in each of his last six starts, getting i...
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