Right-hander Charlie Morton hasn't been the same pitcher this season that Pittsburgh saw in 2011, when he posted a career-best 3.83 ERA over a team-leading 171.2 innings. Morton entered the 2012 season having come off offseason surgery on his left hip to repair a labrum tear in mid-October. That injury forced Morton behind during spring training, and delayed his regular season debut until April 14th in San Francisco.
Morton started the season off with a 2.65 ERA over his first three starts in April. But since then, Morton has a 5.67 ERA in his six most recent starts. In his last trip to the mound, the right-hander allowed four runs over four innings, which was his shortest outing of the season.
After his start, Morton said he was healt...
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