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Charlie Morton | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 11/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (0) / ATL
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Phillies transferred RHP Charlie Morton from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Jimmy Paredes, who was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays on Wednesday. Morton underwent season-ending surgery back in April to repair a severe hamstring tear. Jun 1 - 2:42 PM

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Charlie Morton needs surgery for a torn hamstring and is done for the remainder of the season.

Brutal news for the 32-year-old right-hander, who was off to a promising start this season in Philadelphia. He tore his left hamstring Saturday while trying to beat out a bunt and will undergo surgery May 2. Adam Morgan is expected to take his spot in the starting rotation, though we'll likely see several different names there over the course of the summer.
Apr 27 - 12:24 PM

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Tuesday that the MRI on Charlie Morton's strained left hamstring "wasn't as good as we were hoping."

In other words, it's more than just a moderate strain. Morton has already been placed on the disabled list and could miss more than a month. He will be reevaluated later this week. Adam Morgan is probably going to take his spot in the Phillies' rotation.
Apr 26 - 4:16 PM

Phillies placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring.

Morton was injured while running to first base on Saturday. It's unfortunate timing, as he's looked great in the early going this season while showing an uptick in velocity. Brett Oberholtzer or Adam Morgan figure to take his spot in the Phillies' rotation.
Apr 24 - 10:54 AM

Charlie Morton left Saturday's game against the Brewers with a strained left hamstring.

Morton dropped down a sacrifice bunt in the first inning and fell down on his way to first base. He allowed three hits and one run with three strikeouts in his only inning of work. The injury could have been a lot worse but there's still a good chance Morton will wind up on the disabled list. Brett Oberholtzer came on to take his place in the second inning.
Apr 23 - 8:35 PM

Charlie Morton delivered six innings of one-run ball in the Phillies' extra-innings defeat of the Nationals on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.

Freddy Galvis walked it off with an RBI double against Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon in the bottom of the 10th. Morton struck out six and gave up only four hits, continuing the excellence he flashed last Tuesday versus the Padres. The right-hander will try to keep it all working next time out in Milwaukee. He had a really rough season debut and probably shouldn't be trusted yet as a streaming option in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 17 - 5:28 PM

Charlie Morton had his sinker working Tuesday, striking out seven over 6 2/3 shutout frames in a 3-0 win over the Padres.

Sure, it was against the Padres, but Morton was impressive in this one, pumping mid-90s sinkers all night and even getting some uncharacteristic strikeouts. He did walk four on the night, which kept him from getting through seven frames. Morton hasn't been even a league-average starter since 2014, so we'll need to see more before recommending him even in deep leagues. He'll face a stiffer test this weekend versus the Nationals.
Apr 12 - 10:41 PM

Charlie Morton was charged with six runs in 3 2/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Reds.

Despite all the problems the Phillies had with their pen in the first two games, they were aggressive in pulling Morton in the fourth today. He had allowed one run through three, but then he gave up a three-run homer to Jay Bruce in the fourth, plus another walk and a single. He was lifted then, and both runners came around to score (plus three more) off Rule 5 reliever Daniel Stumpf. Morton ceased being interesting in fantasy leagues when the Pirates traded him to the Phillies.
Apr 7 - 4:03 PM

Charlie Morton gave up five runs in four innings Friday in a win over the Pirates.

Yeah, a win. Morton gave up two homers and walked three, but the Phillies were up 9-5 when he departed. Morton has an 8.53 ERA in two starts this spring. He ceased being of much interest for fantasy purposes when he was traded from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia.
Mar 18 - 4:57 PM

Phillies acquired RHP Charlie Morton from the Pirates for RHP David Whitehead.

Moving the 32-year-old clears around $8 million from the Pirates budget, which could be used to go after a free agent starting pitcher. He registered a 4.81 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 96/41 K/BB ratio over 129 innings in 23 starts with the Pirates in 2015. Given the state of the Phillies rotation, Morton should be locked into a spot near the front of the rotation.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 10:44:00 AM

Charlie Morton served up five runs in two-plus innings, losing the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

Morton allowed two runs in the first inning. In the third, he gave up a leadoff double, hit a batter, and walked a batter to load the bases before exiting. Reliever Bobby LaFromboise allowed all three inherited runners to score on Jason Heyward's grand slam. Overall, Morton gave up four hits and a walk while striking out one. He has a disappointing 4.81 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP and a 96/41 K/BB ratio over 129 innings.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 10:15:00 PM

Tuesday's game between the Pirates and Cardinals has been postponed due to rain.

It's been pouring all day in Pittsburgh and the rain is expected to continue falling through the night. Charlie Morton was scheduled to face Michael Wacha in a potential clincher for the visiting Redbirds. The two teams will play a doubleheader Wednesday at PNC Park.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 04:33:00 PM

Charlie Morton was roughed up by the Rockies on Wednesday, allowing six runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

Morton has struggled in back-to-back starts, pushing his ERA up to 4.54. His spot in the postseason rotation might be in jeopardy at this rate. Should the Pirates advance to the NLDS, they could pick Jeff Locke over Morton. It doesn't help matters for Morton that the Cardinals, the most likely NLDS opponent, hit righties better than lefties.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 01:08:00 AM

Charlie Morton was lit up in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Cubs, yielding six runs (five earned) on nine hits over four innings.

After the Pirates clawed back from an early 3-0 deficit to take a 4-3 lead, Morton let it all slide back as the Cubbies posted a six-run fifth inning. The tough start drove his ERA to 4.26 and his WHIP to 1.32. He did strike out five, but obviously, this was a less-than-ideal outing for the veteran right-hander. A road trip to Denver for a date with the Rockies shows next on his schedule.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 03:50:00 PM

Charlie Morton yielded two runs over six innings in Friday's 6-3 win over the Brewers.

Morton served up a two-run homer to Adam Lind in the first inning, but held the Brewers off the board the rest of the way. He gave up just three hits in all while striking out two batters and issuing two walks. Morton improved to 9-7 with the victory and now owns a 4.02 ERA and 85/37 K/BB ratio in 118 2/3 innings over 20 starts on the year. He'll get the Cubs in an NL Wild Card battle next week.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 10:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Cameron Rupp
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Tommy Joseph
2Ryan Howard
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Peter Bourjos
2Tyler Goeddel
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Jimmy Paredes
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Zach Eflin
7Jake Thompson
8Adam Morgan
9Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Hector Neris
3David Hernandez
4Edubray Ramos
5Michael Mariot
6Frank Herrmann
7Severino Gonzalez