Right-hander Charlie Morton made his one and only final rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis against the Columbus Clippers on Monday night. The 28-year-old allowed one run on six hits over 7.2 innings. He walked one and struck out eight. Morton threw 98 pitches, 63 for strikes.
Morton was placed on the 15-day disabled list to start the 2012 season due to offseason left hip surgery. The move was retroactive to March 29, making him eligible for reinstatement on April 13. His rehab start tonight is expected to be his final before rejoining the club in San Francisco.
The decision to hold Morton back instead of joining the team out of spring training was to build up his innings and pitch count. The right-hander was behind schedule in the starting rotation. General Manager Neal Huntingt...
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