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50 Charlie Morton SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/235 | Birthdate: 11/12/1983 | Birthplace: Flemington, NJ | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 6/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Pirates SP Charlie Morton scheduled to throw 65 pitches Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton is scheduled to make an extended spring training start Thursday, reports MLB.com.

Morton is trying to work his way back from right hip surgery and is set to throw 65 pitches during Thursday's start.

"Thank god he's not in pain, he's healed," Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage said. "Now he's got to get those muscle repetition memories going in the right direction, before he knew he was OK, but he just couldn't get in sync. That's why the simulated games, the bullpens and making sure that all his long toss on flat ground is monitored."

If all goes as planned, Morton will return from the disabled list around June 1.

"Right now, it's a process and we've got to stick with it and we've got to make sure that Charlie is comfortable with himself and that we feel comfortable with where Charlie's at," Searage said. "And we'll just take it one start at a time."


Pirates likely to give Charlie Morton another extended spring start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton threw 55 pitches in an simulated game at extended spring training on Friday. He's currently on the disabled list with a hip injury. 

Before he goes on an injury rehab assignment with a Pirates minor league affiliate, the team will likely have him make one more extended spring appearance, according to the Post Gazette


Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton throws 55 pitches in simulated game


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton was able to throw 55 pitches in a simulated game Friday against minor league hitters, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune.

"It went well. It was a step forward," Hurdle said. "(Pirates special assistant Jim Benedict) said it was a good day for him and the delivery is syncing up to what we saw '13 and '14 in good stretches."

Morton is currently on the 15-day DL with a hip injury and is yet to step on the mound in 2015 for Pittsburgh.


Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton to throw in extended spring training


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton is expected to throw 3-4 innings in an extended spring training Saturday, manager Clint Hurdle said per the Pittsburgh Tribune.

Morton, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a hip injury, has been making "incremental progress" towards a return to the hill. Morton posted a 6-12 record with a 3.72 ERA and 126 strikeouts in 157 1/3 innings in 2014.


Pirates' Hurdle: Charlie Morton making 'incremental' progress


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton (hip) threw seven innings in a simulated game last week, manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday. However, Hurdle added progress is "incremental."

"We're just working on things," Hurdle said, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.


Pirates place five players on 15-day disabled list


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Pirates have placed Jaff Decker (calf), Charlie Morton (hip), Chris Stewart (hamstring), Justin Sellers (Achllies) and  Brandon Cumpton (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Sunday.

Pirates place Charlie Morton (hip) on 15-day DL


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Pirates placed pitcher Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list Sunday. Morton is working his way back from September hip surgery and is expected to pitch in extended spring training.

Pirates' Morton (hip) to start on DL; Worley will take rotation spot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton will start the season on the disabled list with lingering effects from offseaosn hip surgery, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Vance Worley will take Morton's spot in the rotation.

Morton is roughly six months removed from hip surgery. He held a 6.46 ERA over 15 1/3 innings of work this spring. Morton told reporters he'll likely start the year in extended spring training to receive more reps.


Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton can't find a rhythm Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton tossed six innings Saturday against the Blue Jays, allowing six hits, including two home runs and no strikeouts. Morton, who is fighting for a spot in the starting rotation, is still recovering from labrum surgery six months ago.

"Physically, Charlie is in a good place," manager Clint Hurdle said to MLB.com. "He is trying to make some mechanical adjustments in his delivery, but we don't have any health concerns about him."

Morton isn't worried about fixing mechanical issues just yet.

"Now is a tough time to put a lot of emphasis on mechanics," said Morton. "I gotta go pitch, adjustments or no adjustments."


Pirates SP Charlie Morton struggles again


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/22/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton had a rough outing Sunday, getting rocked for six runs in 4 1/3 innings of work while allowing nine hits and two runs against the Astros, per the Pittsburgh Tribune

Morton, who is recovering from offseason hip surgery that required him to tweak his mechanics, is still expected to be a part of the Pirates rotation.

"It's been a challenge for Charlie so far this spring," general manager Neal Huntington said. "The repeating of the mechanics, the consistency and command of the stuff has been a challenge. We've still got some time to go and there are some positive signs."


Pirates' Morton, Locke take the hill Wednesday vs. Phillies


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton gave up one run on two hits and one walk in three innings during his second spring outing Wednesday against the Phillies. He had no strikeouts.

"I thought after the first inning, he was much more consistent," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said, per MLB.com. "He threw some really good sinkers. The ball was just spraying a little bit early. He's going to keep working. He's going to be fine."

Jeff Locke, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, relieved Morton. He allowed two runs on three hits, while striking out two in three innings. He threw two scoreless innings and earned the win in his spring debut March 6 against the Yankees. Locke took the loss Wednesday.


Pirates' Morton: 'No pain' after spring debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/5/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton gave up two hits and two walks in two scoreless innings while striking out one in his spring debut Thursday, his first outing since undergoing hip surgery.

"No pain, which is awesome," Morton said after the game, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "A little rusty, but I got weak contact and groundballs. Pleased by that. But I don't like walking people and falling behind."

Morton is expected to be ready to pitch out of the rotation at the start of the regular season.


Pirates' Charlie Morton up to 30-40 pitches in bullpen sessions


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/18/2015) Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton, who is coming off late September hip surgery, is throwing 30-40 pitches in bullpen sessions, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Morton is expecting to be in the rotation for the start of the season.

Pirates SP Morton throwing off mound for first time since surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton, who is coming off late September hip surgery, will throw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since the operation, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Morton remains hopeful of being ready to pitch in April. He went 6-12 with a 3.72 ERA in 26 starts in 2014.


Pirates P Charlie Morton (hip) expects to be ready by April


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton told Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday that his rehab from hip surgery is going well and that he expects to be ready by April. Morton had surgery on his right hip late September. He had the same procedure on his left hip in October of 2011, which caused him to miss one start in 2012. Morton indicated that he's rehabbing more aggressively this time around.

Morton registered a 3.72 ERA and 126:57 K:BB ratio in 157 1/3 innings in 2014.


Pirates activate Charlie Morton from 60-day disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/25/2014) The Pirates activated pitcher Charlie Morton from the 60-day disabled list Saturday. Morton underwent hip surgery in late September after dealing with a sports hernia and could be a candidate to go back on the disabled list in the spring.

Charlie Morton had hip surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton had surgery to repair his hip labrum Friday, the team announced. 

Morton is expected to miss six to eight months following the surgery. Morton had been sidelined with a sports hernia, and had been considering surgery for a couple days. Morton had a 3.72 ERA over 157 1/3 innings. 


Charlie Morton considering sports hernia surgery


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton is considering sports hernia surgery, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Morton's season has already ended, but he's still considering having surgery. Morton was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday night. Morton posted a 3.72 ERA over 157 1/3 innings. 


Charlie Morton placed on disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) The Pirates placed pitcher Charlie Morton on the 60-day disabled list due to a sports hernia. Morton was scratched from his start Sunday and will finish the season with a 3.72 ERA and 126:57 K:BB ratio in 157 1/3 innings.

Charlie Morton scratched from Sunday start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton has been scratched from his Sunday start, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Morton felt pain during a recent bullpen session and will not start. Vance Worley will get the call Sunday in place of Morton. 


Charlie Morton tosses five scoreless innings in win vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton earned a win Tuesday, allowing four hits and two walks in five scoreless innings while striking out six in his team's 4-0 victory over the Red Sox.

Morton (6-12) was already at 92 pitches when his spot in the batting order came up in the bottom of the fifth, so the team decided to go the rest of the way with the bullpen, which did an admirable job protecting the lead. Morton owns a 3.72 ERA and 126:57 K:BB ratio in 157 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Brewers Sunday.


Charlie Morton brought off DL for start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton has been activated from the  disabled list ahead of his scheduled start against the Red Sox Tuesday, the team announced.

Morton will be making his first appearance since Aug. 15, when he suffered a sports hernia injury. 


Charlie Morton rejoins rotation Tuesday


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/14/2014) MLB.com reports that Charlie Morton is scheduled to start for the Pirates against the Red Sox on Tuesday, marking his return from a sports hernia. Morton has not made an appearance since his Aug. 15 start at the Nationals.

He will take Vance Worley's spot in the rotation, as Worley will move to the bullpen.


Bullpen stint unlikely for Charlie Morton


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Clint Hurdle has indicated that Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton is more likely to return as a potential starter than as a reliever. The team, however, has not ruled out the possibility of using him out of the bullpen.

Morton, who has been out since Aug. 15 with a sports hernia, appears to be closing in on a full recovery. He threw five innings and 86 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday in Philadelphia. Hurdle and his staff will discuss his future role Monday.

"It needs to be asked," Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "The other things with Charlie is the preparation just to go out and pitch. He's not a guy in the bullpen like [Jared] Hughes and a number of others who's going to be ready in nine pitches. It would be a challenge at the end of an inning to get him up and have him ready by the start of the next because he's started for such a long volume of games."

Morton indeed has started all 25 games in which he has pitched this season. He's 5-12 with a 3.84 ERA.


Charlie Morton's sports hernia not getting better


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton is still feeling the same amount of pain in his groin that he has for three months, and his sports hernia is not getting better, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

"It’s always manageable," Morton said Saturday. "It’s just always there."

Morton will throw a simulated game Tuesday before the team determines whether he can pitch again this season.

"I’m just trying to stay ready in case they say, ‘OK, Charlie’s a good option for us right now,’" Morton said. "I didn’t ask to go on the DL, I didn’t really want to go, but I think it was in the best interests of the team at the time because four out of five starts I made weren’t very good. Cole was coming back and we had four other guys that were doing a good job. So I think at the time, yeah, I think it was the right choice. And I think that’s what we’re just doing, is trying to make the best choice for the team. It’s not about me getting in there."