Morton Throws B Game at Pirate City

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,...

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Morton to Throw in Intrasquad Scrimmage

BRADENTON, Fla. — Right-hander Charlie Morton continues to take steps forward and could be seeing time in the Grapefruit League with the Pirates soon. On Saturday afternoon, while the Major League club was playing the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla., Morton threw live batting practice at McKechnie Field in Bradenton. It marked Morton’s second live BP session this spring. Morton threw his first live batting practice at Pirate...

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Charlie Morton Pitches Successful First Live BP

BRADENTON — Right-hander Charlie Morton continues to take positive steps forward after undergoing offseason left hip surgery to repair a labrum tear in mid-October. On Wednesday at Pirate City, Morton threw his first live batting practice to hitters and Manager Clint Hurdle said afterwards that it was successful. Morton threw “two innings”, 35 pitches to live hitters. Although taking a step forward in the process,...

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Morton Ahead of Schedule

BRADENTON — Opening day continues to look promising for right-hander Charlie Morton. After undergoing offseason left hip surgery to repair a labrum tear in mid-October, the 28-year-old looks to be ahead of the six months recovery time. “Everything’s in a good place for Charlie, everything’s in a good place,” Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. “He’s continued to knockdown every challenge we’ve had in front of...

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Pirates Agree to Deal With Charlie Morton

Bill Brink of the Post-Gazette reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one year, $2.445 M deal with pitcher Charlie Morton. The deal allows the two sides to avoid Morton’s first year of arbitration. Morton was originally projected for a $2.1 M salary, per MLBTR’s arbitration estimates. The 2012 40-man roster/payroll page has been updated with the new...

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