OUTCharlie Morton
SP HOU
3 weeks ago

Morton signed a two-year, $14 million contract with the Astros on Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

A torn hamstring limited Morton to just four starts in 2016, but his 6-to-8 month recovery timetable puts him on track to be ready by spring training, and his contract makes him a favorite to open the season with one of the back-end spots in the Astros' rotation. Health will be a key factor in him both winning and hanging onto a job, as he has averaged just 16 starts per season since making a career-high 29 starts in 2011.

OUTCharlie Morton
SP HOU
1 month ago

The Phillies have declined the 2017 team option on Morton's contract, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morton had more success than not over the last few seasons, but he was limited to just four starts in 2016 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn left hamstring, so the Phillies decided not to pay him the $9.5 million he was due for 2017 and let him test free agency. It's not clear where Morton stands health-wise, but he figures to garner attention this offseason from teams looking for back-of-the-rotation options.

OUTCharlie Morton
SP HOU
6 months ago

The Phillies transferred Morton (hamstring) to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morton is out for the season after having surgery to repair a tear in his left hamstring.

OUTCharlie Morton
SP HOU
7 months ago

Morton will undergo season-ending surgery on his injured hamstring, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander was placed on the disabled list Sunday with what was ruled as a left hamstring strain, but an MRI performed a day later revealed a tear in the hamstring, according to Stephen Gross of The Morning Call. Morton is scheduled to undergo the season-ending surgery Monday, meaning that two of the Phillies' initial pieces of the rotation are gone for the year. Adam Morgan is expected to take Morton's spot in the rotation beginning Friday.

OUTCharlie Morton
SP HOU
7 months ago

The results of Morton's MRI on his hamstring were worse than the Phillies were expecting, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team did not provide any specific details about the severity of the injury or how long Morton will be sidelined. Manager Pete Mackanin said, "We're going to see what happens in the next two or three days and see what the next step is." Adam Morgan will be recalled from Triple-A to take Morton's spot in the rotation.

OUTCharlie Morton
SP HOU
7 months ago

Morton has been placed on the 15-day DL with a left hamstring strain, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morton was removed from his start Saturday in Milwaukee, and had been scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday. Even without the results in hand, it appears the ailment is severe enough to warrant a DL stint. To replace him on the roster, the Phillies recalled Luis Garcia from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to provide bullpen help.

OUTCharlie Morton
SP HOU
7 months ago

Morton (hamstring) will have an MRI on Monday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morton said he felt a pop in his hamstring while running to first base on a bunt in the top of the second inning Saturday. He will likely miss at least his next start. Adam Morgan could be recalled from Triple-A to take Morton's spot in the rotation.

OUTCharlie Morton
SP HOU
8 months ago

Morton, who was removed from his start Saturday at Milwaukee, has been diagnosed with a strained left hamstring, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a bunt attempt in the top of the second inning, Morton fell en route to first base and required assistance to reach the clubhouse. With a diagnosis known, his next start on the schedule, Friday versus the Indians, is up in the air.

OUTCharlie Morton
SP HOU
8 months ago

Morton left Saturday's start at Milwaukee due to a left knee injury, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morton took a tumble while attempting to run out a bunt in the top of the second inning. On replays, he appeared to hyperextend his knee, but the Phillies will surely provide a more apt diagnosis in the near future. While Brett Oberholtzer took over for the Phillies on the mound, Morton's next scheduled start, Friday against the Indians, is in question.

OUTCharlie Morton
SP HOU
8 months ago

Morton allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings, but received no decision Sunday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Morton kept the Nationals off the board for five innings before allowing a run to tie the game in his last inning of work. After struggling in his first outing, he's now allowed one earned run while striking out 13 over his last 12.2 innings of work, and he's brought his ERA down to 3.86. He'll make his next start Saturday at Milwaukee.