Looking at Why Charlie Morton is Replacing Vance Worley in the Rotation
Sep15

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 that was caused by a sports hernia. After a rehab...

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Polanco returns to lineup, Morton to start on Tuesday
Sep14

Polanco returns to lineup, Morton to start on Tuesday

Gregory Polanco will get the start today in right field, hitting 8th in the lineup in the series finale against the Cubs. Jacob Turner — who has given up an .808 OPS against lefties — will start with the Cubs. “We keep having optimism that he’s getting closer,” Clint Hurdle said. “We’ll give him a couple more opportunities to put some at bats today.” After a hot start following his call up, opposing pitchers made...

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Injury Updates on Charlie Morton and Travis Snider
Aug29

Injury Updates on Charlie Morton and Travis Snider

Yesterday, Charlie Morton made his first rehab start in Double-A Altoona for his sports hernia injury. Morton pitched four innings, surrendering two runs on four hits and one walk. He struck out six. Morton was fairly pleased with his performance. “He felt like he was able to execute pitches,” Hurdle said. Though he was able to execute pitches, Morton still isn’t pleased with his recovery from the injury “Didn’t feel significantly...

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Prospect Watch: Glasnow and Heredia Make Final Starts, Morton Rehabs and Espinal’s Career Night
Aug28

Prospect Watch: Glasnow and Heredia Make Final Starts, Morton Rehabs and Espinal’s Career Night

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #1, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and everyone below him will move up a spot....

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Charlie Morton Unsure of Future After First Rehab Appearance
Aug28

Charlie Morton Unsure of Future After First Rehab Appearance

Charlie Morton made his first rehab appearance for the Pirates Double-A affiliate Altoona Curve tonight since being placed on the 15 day Disabled List with a sports hernia. His night ended after four innings, during which he gave up four hits, two earned runs, walked one batter and struck out six. He also induced six ground ball outs. All of his outs were recorded by way of a ground out or a strike out. He threw 73 pitches, 49 for...

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