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Name  Charlie Morton
Born  11/12/1983
Height  6-5
Weight  230
Number  50
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
12/11/2013 8:20:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton has agreed to a three-year, $21 million extension. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: His contract was going to be up at the end of the 2014 season. Morton's last two seasons have been cut short by injuries. He owns a 4.70 ERA in 109 career big league appearances.
9/18/2013 9:57:00 PM
Description: Pirates righthander Charlie Morton had everything working Wednesday against San Diego (8 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 9 K's, 3 BB).
Insight: Unfortunately, closer Mark Melancon didn't hold up his end of the bargain in the ninth inning and the Pirates wound up losing by a count of 3-2. Still, this was easily the best game Morton (7-4, 3.35 ERA) has pitched all season. Morton seems to be rounding into form just in time for the playoffs.
9/10/2013 5:34:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton (foot) expects to make his next start Friday against the Cubs, according to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Morton left Sunday's start against the Cardinals in the second inning and was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.
9/8/2013 5:58:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton left Sunday's game with a left foot injury.
Insight: He'll undergo treatment and further evaluation in the next few days, according to The good news for Morton is that he doesn't have an arm injury; the right-hander had Tommy John surgery last year.
9/8/2013 3:15:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton was removed with an undisclosed injury Sunday against St. Louis.
Insight: He only made it through an inning and two thirds. The Cardinals hammered him for five runs on six hits over that span. Stolmy Pimentel has entered the game in Morton's place.
Hot9/2/2013 7:53:00 PM
Description: Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton had another strong outing Monday against the Brewers, tossing seven innings and allowing two runs (one earned) with six K.
Insight: Morton is 4-0 with a 1.74 ERA in 41 1/3 innings over his last six starts and is 7-3 with a 3.00 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP in 90 innings this season.
Hot8/29/2013 9:49:00 AM
Description: Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton is 3-0 with a 1.83 ERA over his last five starts.
Insight: Morton has allowed 86 hits in 83 innings this season, but he has a solid 2.28 BB/9 and a 0.54 HR/9. His ERA dropped to 3.14 after he threw 6 2/3 innings and allowed just one unearned run Wednesday against Milwaukee.
8/7/2013 10:25:00 PM
Description: Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton gave up two runs on six hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out five in seven innings Wednesday against Miami.
Insight: Morton has issued just four free passes over his last 31 2/3 innings after walking nine in his first 24. He's 4-3 with a 3.88 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 55 2/3 innings since returning from his Tommy John surgery rehab.
6/11/2013 7:25:00 PM
Description: Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton (elbow) will make his 2013 debut Thursday against the Giants.
Insight: Morton had Tommy John surgery last June. The right-hander went 10-10 with a 3.83 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP in 29 starts in 2011 and was 2-6 with a 4.65 ERA at the time of his injury last season. He's a decent NL-only starter but nothing more.
12/1/2012 5:48:00 PM
Description: The Pirates and righthander Charlie Morton have agreed to terms on a new one-year, $2 million deal.
Insight: By signing, Morton was able to avoid arbitration. Morton won't be available until late in the season as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery.
6/14/2012 6:48:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton had Tommy John surgery Thursday after he suffered a setback in his rehab from right elbow inflammation.
Insight: Morton likely won't be back until late 2013, so you can drop him in all formats.
6/14/2012 3:36:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh starter Charlie Morton could be headed for Tommy John surgery. He was placed on the DL on June 1st because of right elbow inflammation.
Insight: Whatever the doctors end up deciding, it doesn't look like we'll be seeing Morton (2-6, 4.65 ERA) on a big league pitcher's mound any time soon.
6/1/2012 4:27:00 PM
Description: The Pirates placed right-handed starter Charlie Morton (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.
Insight: Morton has just two wins with a 4.65 ERA and 1.45 WHIP this season , so he won't be difficult to replace. Reliever Brad Lincoln (3-0, 1.07 ERA, 0.87 WHIP) and the injured Jeff Karstens are candidates to replace Morton in the rotation.
3/29/2012 4:27:00 PM
Description: Charlie Morton (hip) will begin the season on the disabled list.
Insight: This is just to buy Morton a little extra time as he continues his recovery from offseason hip surgery. Opponents have hit Morton pretty hard this spring (7.07 ERA in 14 innings) but we're sure he'll round into form eventually. Morton was 10-10 with a 3.83 ERA for Pittsburgh in 2011.
6/21/2011 8:23:00 PM
Description: The Pirates could skip SP Charlie Morton's turn in the rotation at some point, believing that his recent struggles might be attributable to overuse. SOURCE: Yahoo Sports
Insight: Morton has struggled over his last three starts so the NL hitters might have figured him out. With just 50 K's in 86 innings, he is hard to use in mixed leagues and the time to sell high on him has passed.
5/18/2011 8:17:00 PM
Description: Charlie Morton pitched a complete game shut out in Wednesday's win over the Reds.
Insight: Morton isn't a big strikeout pitcher, but he is 5-1 on the season with a under 3.00 ERA, you could do a lot worse. view him as a stop gap in deeper leagues or an NL only option while he is hot.
5/1/2011 5:47:00 PM
Description: Pirates SP Charlie Morton allowed 4 runs in 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and walking 5 in the victory over the Rockies.
Insight: The win was nice but Morton's ratios and lack of strikeouts were awful. He is only really worth using in NL-only leagues right now.
4/27/2011 6:03:00 AM
Description: Pirates SP Charlie Morton pitched 6 innings against the Giants, allowing just 1 run on 4 hits and 3 walks; he struck out 6.
Insight: Morton has 18 K's and 18 walks, with a 1.36 WHIP. Until those numbers improve he is only worth using in NL-only leagues.
4/15/2011 9:05:00 PM
Description: Pirates SP Charlie Morton allowed just one run in a complete game victory over the Reds. Morton gave up 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3.
Insight: Even though Morton is 2-0 don't jump on his bandwagon yet, as he has 12 walks with only 6 K's.
4/5/2011 5:33:00 AM
Description: Charlie Morton got away with five walks over six innings last night but still only allowed one run in a win over St. Louis.
Insight: Don't be fooled into picking up Morton based on this start. He only struck out two batters and was lucky that the walks weren't converted into more runs.

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