Charlie Morton SP PIT 7 Days

Charlie Morton allowed five runs on eight hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Tuesday.

After six scoreless innings in his first start, Morton was victimized largely by Starlin Castro in Tuesday's game. Castro hit a three-run homer in the third inning before launching a solo shot in the sixth, accounting for four of Morton's five runs allowed. He did strike out five while walking only one. Morton will try to get back to his stingy ways Sunday at the Brewers.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 13 Days

Charlie Morton tossed six scoreless innings and struck out six in his start versus the Cubs on Wednesday.

Morton should get a ton of grounders with his sinker, and if he's a decent strikeout pitcher, too, then he has legitimate All-Star potential. He allowed four hits tonight, all of them singles, and he walked one.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 18 Days

Charlie Morton allowed just one hit over three innings in a win over the Phillies on Friday.

It's the end of a fantastic spring for Morton, who allowed just one run over 11 innings. The 30-year-old will be an important member of the Pirates' rotation if they're going to make a return trip to the postseason in 2014.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 1 Month

Charlie Morton retired nine of the 10 hitters he faced Tuesday in the Pirates' 5-2 win over the Tigers.

Morton allowed just a Don Kelly double in three scoreless innings. He should be a decent NL-only pitcher this year with his ability to get grounders.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 4 Months

Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Pirates and pitcher Charlie Morton have agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract extension.

The extension covers Morton's final year of arbitration and two years of free agency. Morton, who recently turned 30 years old, missed time over the last two seasons due to surgery on his labrum as well as his right elbow. The Pirates are banking on the performance they saw from Morton after he returned in June, as he posted a 3.26 ERA in 116 innings over 20 starts.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 4 Months

Pittsburgh will tender a contract to Charlie Morton.

It's a no-brainer call for the Pirates. Morton had a cool 3.26 ERA in 116 innings this year while earning a salary of $2 million. He'll get a bump in pay in 2014.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 6 Months

Charlie Morton limited the Cardinals to two runs over 5 2/3 innings but took a loss in Monday's NLDS Game 4.

Morton was a little wild, walking four, but he allowed just three hits, struck out four and got 11 outs on the ground. Unfortunately for the sinkerballer, one of the hits he gave up was a sixth-inning blast to Matt Holliday that proved to be the difference. Morton should get another start in the NLCS if the Pirates advance.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 7 Months

Charlie Morton gave up three runs over 4 1/3 innings against the Reds on Saturday.

Morton was very shaky, giving up five hits while matching a season-high with five walks. He was pulled after loading the bases in the fifth inning and failed to qualify for the victory. Still, there's no denying that Morton has been a pleasant surprise for the Pirates this season in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. He'll finish the regular season with a 3.26 ERA and 85/36 K/BB ratio over 116 innings.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 7 Months

Charlie Morton blanked the Cubs for seven innings in a no-decision Monday,

Morton left with a 1-0 lead, but that was blown by Mark Melancon in the eighth. It was Morton's eighth quality start in his last 10 appearances. He'd have a spot in the postseason rotation locked up even if not for Jeff Locke's spectacular decline.

Charlie Morton SP PIT 7 Months

Charlie Morton received a no-decision despite tossing a gem Wednesday, holding the Padres to one run over eight frames in the Pirates' loss.

Morton walked three but surrendered just two base hits and struck out nine. He handed the baton to Mark Melancon, who allowed two two-out runs to cross the plate to blow the save. Morton was just OK in his first start since his foot injury, but tonight's showing makes it clear that he should be fine down the stretch. He should be in fantasy lineups next week in Chicago.