15DCharlie Morton SP PHI 1 week ago

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

Competitive 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.

15DCharlie Morton SP PHI 1 week ago

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

Competitive 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.

15DCharlie Morton SP PHI 2 weeks ago

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

Competitive 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.

15DCharlie Morton SP PHI 2 weeks ago

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

Competitive 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.

15DCharlie Morton SP PHI 2 weeks 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.

Competitive 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.

15DCharlie Morton SP PHI 2 weeks ago

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

Competitive 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.

15DCharlie Morton SP PHI 3 weeks 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.

Competitive 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.

15DCharlie Morton SP PHI 3 weeks ago

Morton (1-1) tossed 6.2 shutout innings to earn the win against the Padres as he allowed three hits and four walks and struck out seven.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Morton was a bit wild, but his two-seam fastball was hugely effective and kept Padres hitters off balance all game long. He induced 10 swinging strikes with 66 of those two-seamers. Combine its nasty movement with a 93.9 MPH average velocity -- up to 97 at its peak -- and Morton has a significant plus pitch in his arsenal. He bounced back well from a brutal debut start against Cincinnati and lowered his ERA to 5.23 as a result.

15DCharlie Morton SP PHI 1 month ago

Morton (0-1) got rocked during his first outing of the season in Thursday's loss to the Reds. The veteran allowed six runs, five hits and two walks while striking out three in just 3.2 innings of work. He'll look to rebound next week when he takes the hill at home against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 32-year-old's debut with the Phillies was a disaster. Morton kept it together for three innings, but the wheels fell off in the fourth when the Reds put together an eight-run inning. Pitching for arguably the worst team in baseball, Morton can afford a few outings like this before his job security becomes a concern.

15DCharlie Morton SP PHI 1 month ago

Morton will start the third game of the regular season for the Phillies, CSN Philadelphia reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Morton will take on the Reds in Cincinnati in his first start of 2016. The Phillies hope Morton can stay healthy and eat innings for the club this season while they wait for their young pitching prospects to ascend from the minors. He was 9-9 with a 4.81 ERA last season for the Pirates.