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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Pirates Injury Update: Charlie Morton to 60-day DL


By on 9/25/2014 12:00:00 PM

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday by the score of 6-2. The loss dropped the Pirates to 86-72, second in the National League Central. Although a game and a half out with four games remaining, the Pirates have clinched a playoff spot. They'll enter the postseason without the services of right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton, who has been placed on the 60-day disabled list.


Our own Keri Carbaugh reported that Morton, who had been on the disabled list since August 18 with a sports hernia and hip inflammation, was scheduled to make a start on September 16.

An update on Morton, as reported by Bill Brink at post-gazette.com, is that he was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday due to the sports hernia. The pain in the injured area increased during his last start, but the injury has been troublesome since June. Morton was scheduled to visit Dr. Thomas Byrd this week.

Morton, in his seventh Major League season, is 6-12 with a 3.72 ERA in 26 starts. He's allowed 143 hits and walked 57 in 157 1/3 innings, while striking out 126.  Morton has pitched for the Braves and Pirates and has a career record of 36-61 with an ERA of 4.50.


 
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