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CHARLIE MORTON RUMORS

Notes: Ray Searage on Cole and Morton; Holdzkom’s Focus, Polanco in Right Field

Over the weekend at PirateFest, several players and Ray Searage met with the media to discuss the upcoming season. Here are some notes from a few of those interviews, starting with a few notes from Searage. **Gerrit Cole was up and down in 2014, but showed flashes of his ace potential, especially in the month of September when he had a 45:6 K/BB ratio to go along with a 2.55 xFIP...
Via Pirates Prospects
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Morton Expects to be Ready on Opening Day

In an article from Bill Brink of the Post-Gazette, Charlie Morton said that he expects to be ready to pitch on Opening Day. Morton had surgery on a torn labrum in his right hip. In the article, he looks back at the recovery timeline from when he had the same procedure on his left hip in 2011 and believes that they were “being pretty conservative” last time when he returned on...
Via Pirates Prospects
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Charlie Morton to 60-day DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Altanta Braves on Wednesday by the score of 6-2. The loss dropped the Pirates to 86-72, second in the National League Central. Although a game and a half out with four games remaining, the Pirates have clinched a playoff spot. They'll enter the post season without the services of right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton, who has been placed on the 60...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Morton Has a Good Outing in Return From DL

Charlie Morton started tonight for the first time since August 15 and helped to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-0 win over the Boston Red Sox in the first game of a three game series. Morton threw five innings, giving up four hits, walking two batters and striking out six. He threw 92 pitches, 65 for strikes and his sinker sat in the high 80s to low 90s. This was a classic Charlie...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlie Morton and the rotation

I have to admit, I was a little surprised over the weekend when the Pirates announced Charlie Morton would be making a start against the Boston Red Sox tonight. Morton’s whole season has been up-and-down as he’s dealt with his sports hernia, but he was in the midst of a really bad stretch before said hernia landed him on the disabled list. In 39 innings over his last seven starts...
Via WHYGAVS?
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking at Why Charlie Morton is Replacing Vance Worley in the Rotation

Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that Charlie Morton will start Tuesday night against the Red Sox, replacing Vance Worley who was originally scheduled to make the start. Morton has not pitched since August 15th against the Nationals, when he lasted only three innings and gave up five runs. Since that start, Morton has been on the disabled list, attempting to ease the pain...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Charlie Morton to start rehab Thursday

The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday by the score of 5-2 . The win improved the Pirates to 68-64, third in the National League Central. Ike Davis broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning with a three-run home run. Tony Watson got the win in relief to improve to 9-1 on the season. On the injury front, pitcher Charlie Morton, who has been battling a hip...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The End of Charlie Morton’s Run at History

As of this writing, the Pittsburgh Pirates have a better than one-in-four chance of making the postseason. One of their pitchers, Charlie Morton, was recently placed on the disabled list with hip discomfort. Morton’s value is not necessarily reflected in his win/loss record, but he’s been an extremely serviceable pitcher this year, worth over a […]
Via Fangraphs
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Charlie Morton has sports hernia

The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday by the score of 4-3. The win improved the Pirates to 65-62, six games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. The Pirates remain in the thick of the wild card race and have a shot to make a run at the Brewers. They need a pitching staff, that is ranked 18th in the league in ERA, to step it up. A...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 21, 2014  |  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
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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