BRADENTON, Fla. -- Right-hander Charlie Morton threw in an intrasquad scrimmage held at Pirate City on Wednesday morning. The 28-year-old was pulled after throwing 1.1 innings due to reaching his pitch count, but continues to progress back from offseason hip surgery.
"It was okay," Morton said of his outing. "I got a little out of sync. I think I was trying to do a little too much when I walked [Andrew] Lambo, as opposed to staying aggressive in the zone. I felt good in the first inning with locating my pitches, my sinker and my cutter. Walks are no good. Hits are no good."
In his first inning of work, Morton struck out his first batter, then gave up an infield hit to prospect Jarek Cunningham, but quickly picked him off first base. Morton got Casey McGehee to pop out to end the frame.
In the second, Morton issued a one-out walk to Lambo, then gave up back-to-back singles before getting pulled. Overall, Morton allowed one run on three hits with a walk and strike out. Morton t...