Charlie Morton
SP HOU
4 days ago

Morton (7-4) tossed 6.2 innings Wednesday, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out five in a losing effort against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Morton rolled through the first three innings before allowing a single and a Ben Game home run to start the fourth inning. The right-hander filled the zone with 66 of his 102 offerings going for strikes, but it simply wasn't enough given that the Houston bats fell silent at the hands of Seattle's James Paxton. Morton will look to get back into the win column Tuesday against the Phillies.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
1 week ago

Morton (7-3) allowed five runs (four earned) on three hits, five walks and a hit batsman while striking out 10 over five innings in Friday's 10-5 win over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Morton wasn't at his best Friday, requiring a season-high 108 pitches to record 15 outs, but Houston's offense, which currently ranks among the best in MLB history, gave him ample run support via a eight-run second inning. The Astros have supported Morton all season, giving him 6.33 runs per game over his 12 starts. Support like that will lead to a significant amount of wins for Morton, who has recorded double-digit wins (10) just once during his nine previous seasons.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
2 weeks ago

Morton will start the Astros' first game after the All-Star break Friday against the against the Twins, Shane Jackson of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In his final start of the first half, Morton allowed one run over six innings against Toronto in his first outing since returning from the disabled list. He made 11 starts in the first half of the season, striking out 68 batters across 63.2 innings, That's a rate of 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings, a significant increase over Morton's 6.3 K/9 mark in nearly 900 innings from 2008-16.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
2 weeks ago

Morton (6-3) allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out three over six innings to earn the win Friday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Morton (lat) was making his first start since May 24, and was provided an eight-run lead after two innings, as he coasted to an easy win. On the season, he has a respectable 3.82 ERA, and pitching behind a potent Astros offense, he's a player who can be a very useful fantasy option. He'll make his next start at a time yet to be determined after the All-Star break.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
2 weeks ago

Morton (lat) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Friday.

EDGE Analysis

As anticipated, Morton will return from injury to start Friday against the Blue Jays. He ramped up his pitch count during his rehab assignment to the point where he should be able to approach 100 pitches from here out. To make room for him on the active roster, Dayan Diaz was sent back to the minors.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
3 weeks ago

Morton (lat) will start Friday's game in Toronto, Julia Morales of Root Sports Southwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

He threw 74 pitches in a rehab start for Double-A Corpus Christi on Sunday, and should be able to approach 100 pitches in his return to the big-league rotation. Morton had been striking hitters out at an impressive 25.8 percent clip and had a 4.06 ERA prior to suffering the injury. His spot in the rotation should be secure as long as he can stay healthy. Mike Fiers will be pushed back to Saturday as a result of Morton's impending activation from the 10-day DL.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
3 weeks ago

Morton (lat) tossed 4.1 one-hit innings while striking out five and walking two Sunday in what could be his final rehab start for Double-A Corpus Christi before rejoining the big-league rotation.

EDGE Analysis

He threw 74 pitches (50 strikes), and is expected to rejoin the Astros' rotation on July 8 in Toronto. Prior to suffering the injury, Morton was putting together arguably his best fantasy campaign to date, as his 25.8 percent strikeout rate was well above his 16.6 percent career mark, and his 4.06 ERA was quite palatable in today's pitching landscape.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
3 weeks ago

Morton (lat) is scheduled to make his second rehab start with Double-A Corpus Christi on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The plan is for Morton to make his return to the Astros' rotation next Saturday against the Blue Jays, so Sunday's outing will be a telltale sign as to his readiness. The 33-year-old has looked solid in two starts with Triple-A Fresno, allowing just one run over six innings, but may still be shaking off the rust as he builds up his pitch count. Morton has been out with a lat strain since the end of May and figures to resume his starting role in the Houston rotation.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
3 weeks ago

Morton (lat) is expected to make one more rehab start before coming off the disabled list, Julia Morales of Root Sports Southwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

While there was a possibility that Morton would make his next start for the Astros, it appears the team will send him for another tune-up game before activating him. The 33-year-old is scheduled to make a rehab start for Double-A Corpus Christi before returning to the big-league rotation next week against the Blue Jays.

Charlie Morton
SP HOU
4 weeks ago

Morton (lat) could make his next start for the Astros as early as Sunday against the Yankees, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Astros are still weighing whether Morton will need to make another rehab start after he tossed four innings for Triple-A Fresno in his latest rehab appearance. If he isn't ready to return to the rotation for Sunday's series finale against the Yankees, he'd likely make his last rehab start for Double-A Corpus Christi while Mike Fiers toes the rubber for the big club. The Astros will likely wait until after his next bullpen session, which is scheduled for Thursday or Friday, before making a decision regarding his next move. Should Morton require another rehab start, he'd likely return to the Astros' rotation during the July 6-9 series against the Blue Jays.