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Charlie Morton and Francisco Liriano Hoping to Return in May

Charlie Morton and Francisco Liriano Hoping to Return in May

Charlie Morton and Francisco Liriano both threw at Pirate City this afternoon. Morton threw a 35-40 pitch bullpen session, which came two days after he threw two innings in an extended Spring Training game. Liriano threw two innings of a simulated game, throwing about 30 pitches total. I spoke with both pitchers after their work today to discuss how they were feeling physically, and when they expected to return to the majors.

Charlie Morton has already started throwing in extended Spring Training games.

Charlie Morton

Morton threw two perfect innings on Monday against the Toronto farm system. The results don't say much, since he was mostly going up against guys who will be in the GCL and short-season A-ball this summer. The outing was significant, since it was the first time he got in an actual game during his rehab work.

"I think it's more about getting into the game, getting into a game environment, getting the adrenalin going," Morton said. "And then obviously you like t...

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