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Charlie Morton | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Charlie Morton gave up four earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Mariners.
Morton was perfect for the first three innings, but Ben Gamel launched a two-run homer in the top of the fourth and Seattle added on two more runs between the sixth and seventh. Morton allowed six total hits, though he walked none and struck out five and he did work into the top of the seventh inning. The right-hander has surrendered 10 runs in 17 2/3 innings since returning from the disabled list July 7. Jul 19 - 5:06 PM

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Charlie Morton gave up five runs (four earned) over five innings and struck out 10 in a win over the Twins on Friday.

It wasn’t the prettiest of outings. While Morton gave up just three hits, he issued a season-high five walks and hit a batter. He needed 108 pitches just to make it through five innings. Still, a win is a win, and fantasy owners won’t complain. Morton will carry a 4.06 ERA into a start against the Mariners next week.
Jul 15 - 1:30 AM

Charlie Morton will start the Astros' first game after the All-Star break against the Twins.

He'll be followed by Joe Musgrove, Mike Fiers, Lance McCullers and Brad Peacock. Morton fired six innings of one-run ball against the Blue Jays on Friday in his first start back from the disabled list.
Jul 9 - 11:15 AM

Making his return from the disabled list, Charlie Morton spun six innings of one-run ball in a 12-2 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

The only damage was a solo homer off the bat of Troy Tulowitzki in the fifth inning. Morton, who missed over a month with a lat strain, allowed four hits in all while walking a pair and striking out three. The Astros couldn’t have asked for much better in his return. Morton now has a 3.82 ERA and 68/25 K/BB ratio in 63 2/3 innings through 11 starts on the year.
Jul 7 - 10:32 PM

Astros activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 10-day disabled list.

Morton will rejoin the Astros' rotation on Friday in Toronto after missing over six weeks with a strained right lat. The veteran hurler has posted a 4.06 ERA and 1.37 WHIP this season, but it's come along with 65 strikeouts over 57 2/3 innings. He should be owned in deeper leagues. Daily Slant: Morton has been uncharacteristically missing bats this season, coming into tonight's game with a 25.8% K rate on the year. However, he's still not doing a great job of limiting hard contact (21.7 Hd-Sft%) and given that he may be a little limited in terms of pitch count in his first game back, it's worth playing the wait and see game. Toronto is actually the 4th best offense in the league against ground-ball pitchers (118 sOPS+).
Jul 7 - 3:33 PM

Charlie Morton (lat) will return to the Astros' rotation Friday at Toronto.

Morton got the go-ahead after allowing two unearned runs and striking out five batters over 4 1/3 innings Sunday with Double-A Corpus Christi. The right-hander has been on the shelf since May 25 because of a lat strain.
Jul 4 - 5:20 PM

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports confirms Charlie Morton (lat) will return Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Morton will be ready to roll as long as he makes it through Sunday's rehab start for Double-A Corpus Christi without issue. He's been sidelined with a strained right lat since late May. The Astros could sure use him with Dallas Keuchel (neck) banged up and David Paulino now serving an 80-game suspension for PEDs.
Jul 1 - 7:52 PM

Charlie Morton (lat) will make one more rehab start before rejoining the Astros' rotation.

The club was considering bringing Morton back Sunday, but they've elected to give him one more tune-up before activating him against the Blue Jays next week. Mike Fiers will get the ball on regular rest Sunday.
Jun 30 - 5:19 PM

Charlie Morton (lat) threw a bullpen session in front of Astros coaches on Thursday morning.

And he said after the workout that he plans to make a start Sunday -- either in Houston against the Yankees or at one of the Astros' minor league affiliates. Morton worked four scoreless innings in his second rehab start Tuesday with Triple-A Fresno, but he only threw 47 pitches in that outing. The right-hander has been on the disabled list since May 25 because of a lat strain.
Jun 29 - 11:57 AM

Charlie Morton (lat) allowed one run over two innings of work in his first rehab start with Triple-A Fresno on Thursday.

Morton surrendered two hits and a walk while recording one strikeout. Obviously, he's going to need to build up his pitch count more before rejoining the Astros' rotation, so expect him to make at least a couple more rehab starts.
Jun 23 - 11:21 AM

Charlie Morton (lat) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Fresno on Thursday.

Morton only resumed throwing about a week ago but apparently he's already made enough progress to begin a rehab assignment. He's been sidelined with a strained lat since late May and will need multiple rehab starts before he's activated. The Astros could certainly use a healthy arm with Dallas Keuchel (neck), Lance McCullers (back) and Collin McHugh (elbow) all on the disabled list.
Jun 17 - 4:50 PM

Charlie Morton (lat) played catch Friday.

He made about 25 throws from roughly 75 feet in what was his first throwing session since going down with a strained right lat. Morton will continue to build up his throwing program and will need a rehab assignment before being activated.
Jun 9 - 4:51 PM

Charlie Morton (lat) has not been cleared to resume throwing.

Morton was hoping to cross that bridge Tuesday, but it won't happen. The right-hander remains out indefinitely with a strained lat muscle.
Jun 6 - 7:14 PM

Charlie Morton (lat) could resume a throwing program as soon as Tuesday.

It's far from a given, though, as the Astros will re-asses where the right-hander is with his rehab. Morton is nearly two weeks removed from his last start and will require a rehab assignment before returning. It's going to be a while.
Jun 5 - 6:43 PM

Astros placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 25, with a strained right lat.

Morton said that his lat felt "abnormal" while he was playing catch Saturday. He'll be shut down for at least a week and is going to be sidelined for a while. Mike Fiers had been slated to head to the bullpen with Brad Peacock taking his rotation spot, but he should be given a reprieve now.
May 28 - 9:35 AM

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CF1George Springer
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Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Lance McCullers
3Collin McHugh
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Brad Peacock
7Francis Martes
8Joe Musgrove
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3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
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