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CHARLIE MORTON RUMORS

Gerrit Cole takes over for ailing Morton

According to manager Clint Hurdle, Charlie Morton has felt pain in his right hip for months. On Sunday, the Pirates took action, disabling the right-hander after the hip pain influenced Morton's production and simultaneously creating an opening in the rotation for Gerrit Cole. The Pirates put Morton on the 15-day disabled list because of what they called inflammation in the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Charlie Morton to DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed starting pitcher Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list.Beat writer Rob Biertempfel reported that not only is it peculiar considering that Morton said he felt healthy after his last start, but also because star pitcher Gerrit Cole is set to return on Wednesday. #pirates put rhp Morton on 15-day DL (hip) and recalled inf Morel from Indy. When...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates pitcher Morton heads to 15-day DL with hip inflammation

  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. The Pirates made the moves before Sunday's game at Washington. ''Charlie started feeling a level of discomfort a couple months ago,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. ''It's...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates put RHP Charlie Morton on disabled list

WASHINGTON (AP) 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. The Pirates made the moves before Sunday's game at Washington. ''Charlie started feeling a level of discomfort a couple months ago,'' manager Clint Hurdle said. '...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats 5, Pirates 4

The Pirates dropped their third in a row on the road as they couldn’t dig out of a large early hole that Charlie Morton dug. Morton has been trending downward lately – in the second half, he’s gone from probably the Pirates’ most reliable starter to possibly their least reliable right now. Morton was in trouble from the start, as he struggled through a looooong first inning...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What Can We Expect from Charlie Morton?

The Pirates are front and center in a playoff run and Charlie Morton has been their most valuable pitcher. Sadly, Charlie Morton has only posted 1.2 wins above replacement. So yes, he may lead the Pirates but he merely leads Mark Melancon by 0.1 wins above replacement and Vance Worley, who has made 14 less starts, by 0.3. Morton’s start yesterday against the Padres was a microcosm...
Via Cheap Seat Analytics
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Tuesday, Aug 5

Charlie Morton’s dream season continues as he comes in second in Tuesday’s rankings in his start against the Marlins and sandwiched between Felix Hernandez vs. the Braves and Clayton Kershaw vs. the Angels. The biggest reason is the formula projects seven strong from Morton and 6.1 apiece for Hernandez and Kershaw against stiffer competition. David Price at the Yankees is intriguing...
Via Baseball Professor
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Can Charlie Morton beat the Cardinals?

  Charlie Morton (Courtesy of Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images North America) The Pittsburgh Pirates took a 2-1 series lead in the National League Division Series on Sunday at PNC Park with a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates have a chance to finish of the red birds on Monday afternoon when Charlie Morton takes the mound. The raucous sold-out PNC Park crowd was once...
Via isportsweb.com
October 06, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: How Many Teams Around MLB Would Charlie Morton Start For?

I’ve talked about Charlie Morton a lot in the last week, arguing that he deserves to be in the starting rotation. There are plenty of anti-Morton Pirates fans who feel that Morton shouldn’t even be on the team. His strong overall numbers are chalked up to being a fluke, and his bad starts are highlighted. In short, if Charlie Morton is doing well this year, it’s just a small...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlie Morton undergoes Tommy John Surgery

#Pirates announce Charlie Morton has already undergone surgery. As u might guess it was performed by Dr. James Andrews. — David Todd (@DTonPirates) June 14, 2012   Well this is bad news. Charlie Morton will be out until at least this time next season if everything goes perfect. Morton, 28, was 2-6 with a 4.66 ERA in nine starts this year after a breakout year where he posted a...
Via North Side Notch
June 14, 2012  |  Discuss
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