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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: 8 | Salary: $2,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 27/10 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Pirates' Charlie Morton wins for first time since June


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton improved to 7-4 on the year with a win over Cincinnati. 

The victory snapped a five-start winless streak for Morton. He was 0-3 with two no-decisions since his last win, on June 27. 

Morton pitched seven shutout innings, allowing five hits. He didn't walk a batter and struck out a season-high seven. 


Pirates' Charlie Morton sees winless streak hit five


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton took a no-decision, Tuesday against Minnesota, extending his winless streak to five straight starts. 

Morton hasn't won since June 27. He's 0-3 with two no-decisions since. 

Morton allowed three runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings, snapping a string of five straight starts in which he went at least six innings. He walked four and struck out five.


Pirates SP Charlie Morton receives loss in Wednesday's start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton was hit hard during Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Royals.

Morton allowed five runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings of work. He gave up a solo home run to Eric Hosmer in the fourth inning and a three-run shot to Mike Moustakas in the seventh. Morton also struck out four and walked one. He is now 6-4 with a 4.59 ERA.

Morton is winless in his last four starts and is 0-3 during those outings.


Pirates' Charlie Morton drops to 6-3 in loss to Brewers on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/17/2015) Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton was effective on Friday, but was still saddled with his thid loss of the season in the 4-1 defeat to the Brewers. Morton allowed four runs on five hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out two, increasing his ERA to 4.34.

Morton (6-3) had allowed just two runs through his first six innings of work. But he gave up a couple more in his final frame. He was outdueled by Mike Fiers, who limited the Pirates to just one run on the evening.

Morton has gone exactly six innings in each of his last four starts, but he has allowed a total of 13 earned runs in that span. 


Pirates set rotation for second half of season


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) The Pirates will turn to pitcher Charlie Morton to open the second half of the season against the Brewers on Friday, the team announced.

After Morton's start Friday, the team will turn to Francisco Liriano on Saturday followed by Jeff Locke on Sunday.


Pirates SP Charlie Morton bounces back with strong effort


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) One must refer to the following line from an old tuna commercial for what could have been said to Pirates starter Charlie Morton in regard to the run support he received Wednesday night:

Sorry, Charlie.

His team did most of its scoring when he was out of the game. Morton had to settle for a no-decision after allowing just two runs on five hits in six innings with four walks and five strikeouts.

Morton was shaky at best in the first two innings before settling down. He fell behind on a Matt Kemp homer in the first and Melvin Upton double in the second. He then retired 11 of the next 13 batters he faced.

It proved to be his best outing since June 26. Morton had surrendered 16 runs in his previous 12 2/3 innings.


Pirates' Charlie Morton loses second game of season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton allowed three earned runs in Friday night's 5-2 loss against the Indians. 

Morton went six innings, gave up four hits, walked three batters and struck out three. Morton has now surrendered 16 earned runs in his past three starts. He fell to 6-2 and now has an ERA of 4.30 for the season in eight starts. 


Pirates SP Charlie Morton escapes with win despite collapse


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Pirates starter Charlie Morton went from cruising to struggling to leaving Saturday against visiting Atlanta. But a stellar performance from the bullpen made certain he emerged with his sixth win in seven decisions.

Morton had retired 11 in a row entering the seventh inning with a 6-1 lead. But he allowed two singles, a hit-by-pitch and three-run double to Jace Peterson that proved the knockout blow before departing. He finished having given up 10 hits with no walks and six strikeouts.

He has surrendered just 10 runs in 39 1/3 innings this season aside from his disastrous last start in which he couldn't get out of the first.


Pirates SP Charlie Morton mashed by Nationals


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Pirates starter Charlie Morton was bound to lose a game eventually this season. But he was not bound to get blasted off the mound in the first inning in taking that defeat.

Morton entered his Sunday start against Washington with a 5-0 record. He walked off the hill pretty much assured of being 5-1 after allowing nine runs on eight hits, including home runs by Bryce Harper and Yunel Escobar.

The right-hander began his start by retiring Denard Span. Then came the monumental collapse. He got his second out after a single, double and homer. He then yielded five hits and a walk, tossing in a throwing error along the way, before his merciful removal.

"The good pitches I made, they hit 'em. The bad pitches I made, they hit 'em. That's embarrassing," Morton said, per MLB.com.

The self-destruction skyrocketed his ERA from 1.62 to 3.97. He will attempt to prevent it from becoming a trend Saturday against Atlanta.


Pirates SP Charlie Morton tosses seven scoreless innings Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton did not allow a run over seven innings of work to help lead the Pirates to a 3-0 win over the White Sox on Tuesday.

Morton received his fifth win of the season for his effort and he is now 5-0 with a 1.62 ERA on the season. He allowed four hits while striking out three and walking one during the outing.

Morton has not surrendered a run in last two starts and he has allowed a total of seven hits over his last 14 1/3 innings. His next expected start is scheduled for Sunday at Washington.


Pirates P Charlie Morton pitches over seven scoreless innings


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton threw a scoreless performance in Wednesday’s 2-0 victory over the Brewers.

Morton went 7 1/3 innings and did not allow an earned run. He struck out six batters, walked three and gave up only three hits. It was a great game from Morton, who has stayed consistent over his four starts since returning from labrum surgery.

Morton is now 4-0 this season and has a 2.05 ERA.

His next start is projected for June 16 against the White Sox.


Pirates SP Charlie Morton earns third straight win on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Making his third start of the year on Friday, Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton had his toughest outing so far. Morton allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits over five innings of work.

He walked three and struck out one, as he was able to pick up his third win of the season. Morton, who spent the first part of the season on the disabled list, now owns a 2.84 ERA.

Morton (3-0) got into an early deficit when he allowed two runs in the first inning. He gave up individual runs in the third and fifth innings as well, tossing 82 pitches (50 strikes) on the evening, as the Pirates won 10-8 over the Braves.

He has now won all three of his starts this season. He'll look to keep the win-streak alive in his next start, scheduled for Wednesday at home against the Brewers.


Pirates SP Charlie Morton superb on Saturday vs. Padres


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/31/2015) Making his second start of the season, Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton was brilliant on Saturday against the Padres. The right-hander limited San Diego to two runs (one earned) on just three hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out two, throwing 57 of his 85 pitches for strikes. He now has a pristine 1.93 ERA in his first two starts.

Morton broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the sixth with an RBI ground-out to give the Pirates a lead they would not give back.

At one point, Morton, who bettered his record to 2-0, had retired 10 batters in a row on Saturday. Morton came off of the disabled list on Monday to make his first start of the season, and is now 2-0 on the year.

"That's why I'm here," Morton said to The Pittsburgh Tribune. "I didn't really have expectations, other than to make good pitches and let the chips fall where they may. If I put the work in and make good pitches, I'm expecting good results."

He'll make his next start on Wednesday in Atlanta.


Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton returns to rotation with win Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings of work in his season debut for Pittsburgh on Monday. Morton added three strikeouts and no walks in Pittsburgh's 4-2 win over the Marlins on Monday.

Morton had just two blemishes on his day. In the first, after allowing a leadoff single to Dee Gordon, he stole second and later scored on a Giancarlo Stanton single. Then in the third, Stanton blasted a solo home run. 

"That was the best I've felt in a while," Morton said to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "My timing's better. My direction's a bit better. Everything's just better overall. I think my sinker was working pretty well. I kept it down a little bit and got a lot of ground balls."

Morton, now 1-0, begins his year with a 2.57 ERA. He will look to keep things rolling on Saturday against the Padres.


Pirates SP Charlie Morton back; RP Radhames Liz designated


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) The Pirates had already announced that right-hander Charlie Morton was set to start Monday against Miami, but they had to take care of some business first.

That was accomplished when they reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. His start will be his first since he underwent labrum surgery in September.

The team designated fellow righty Radhames Liz for assignment to make room for Morton.


Pirates SP Charlie Morton set to return to mound on Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton has been named the starter for Monday against Miami, MLB.com has reported

Morton has been sidelined since last September and has been rehabbing from labrum surgery.

He was tearing it up at Triple-A Indianapolis to the tune of a 2-1 record and 1.33 ERA. He walked just six and fanned 22 in 20 1/3 innings.


Pirates' Morton to make one final rehab start before joining rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton will make one final Triple-A rehab outing on Tuesday before rejoining the big-league rotation, reports MLB.com on Saturday.

Morton, who is working his way back from labrum surgery, owns a 0.64 ERA through 14 rehab innings. He hasn't appeared in a big-league game since Sept. 16.

He is slated to return May 25-27 against Miami.

"We want to make sure Charlie is taken care of, that he's given every opportunity to be as sharp as he can be when he comes in," said Hurdle, who implied the staff has already decided how to work him back in and does not need the extra time to make that decision.

"We have a good idea of what we want to do," manager Clint Hurdle said.


Pirates' Charlie Morton could be close to a return from injury


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/15/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton will be leaving his current rehab assignment and will throw a bullpen session on Saturday in Chicago, manager Clint Hurdle said. The team will discuss next steps following the session, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Morton is working his way back from labrum surgery and pitched well in his rehab start on Thursday, throwing his fastball between 88-92mph, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Morton could be nearing a return to the rotation. He hasn't thrown a big-league pitch since September 16.


Pirates' Charlie Morton strikes out eight in Triple-A rehab outing


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton allowed two runs (one earned) on 11 hits in seven innings while striking out eight in his rehab debut with Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday.

Morton threw 96 pitches (68 strikes) in the start, his second straight lasting seven innings after doing so with Double-A Altoona last week. The pitcher is on his way back from labrum surgery and could factor into the major-league rotation as early as next week.


Pirates' Charlie Morton to make Triple-A rehab start Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton (hip) will throw a bullpen session Monday before joining Triple-A Indianapolis for his next rehab start Thursday, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Morton is working his way back from labrum surgery. He fired seven scoreless innings in a rehab start with Double-A Altoona Friday and is ready for the next step in his recovery. If all goes well with Thursday's start, it's possible Morton joins the Pirates the following week.


Pirates' Charlie Morton tosses seven scoreless innings Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton began a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona Friday, allowing just two hits and two walks in seven scoreless innings while striking out five.

"I don't want to come here and just ease back into it," Morton said Saturday, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I want to come back and be the best pitcher I can be."

Morton is working his way back from September labrum surgery.


Pirates' Charlie Morton to begin rehab assignment Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona Friday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Morton, who is recovering from September labrum injury, has seen action in a simulated game but has yet to begin a rehab assignment. He went 6-12 with a 3.72 ERA and 126:57 K:BB ratio in 157 1/3 innings in 2014.


Pirates SP Charlie Morton moves closer to return after simulation game


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/3/2015) Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton (labrum) made progress Saturday pitching in a simulated game at the organization's training complex and moved closer to rejoining the team's rotation, reports MLB.com. 

Morton, who's recovering from labrum surgery on Sept. 25, threw 93 pitches in a six-inning workout.

"Charlie threw all his pitches, and thought it went well," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.

Morton went 6-12 with a 3.72 ERA last season


Pirates' Charlie Morton to pitch injury rehab game on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton will pitch in a minor league injury rehab game on Saturday, manager Clint Hurdle said, per MLB.com.

Morton is on the 15-day disabled list with a hip injury. He'll pitch for Class A Bradenton Maulers. 


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."