|Nov. 16 7:44 AM PT8:44 AM MT9:44 AM CT10:44 AM ET10:44 ET15:44 GMT23:44 8:44 AM MST10:44 AM EST11:14 AM VEN19:44 UAE9:44 AM CT-Morton has agreed to a two-year contract with the Astros.
Analysis: The right-hander made only four starts with Philadelphia last season before being shut down in late April by a torn left hamstring. Morton, 46-71 with a 4.54 ERA over nine seasons with Atlanta, Pittsburgh and the Phillies, should work near the back of the Astros' rotation if he can stay healthy. He's thrown 129 innings or less in four of the past five seasons.
|Apr. 24 9:42 AM PT10:42 AM MT11:42 AM CT12:42 PM ET12:42 ET16:42 GMT0:42 9:42 AM MST11:42 AM EST12:12 PM VEN20:42 UAE11:42 AM CT-Morton is out for the season because of a torn left hamstring.
Analysis: The Philadelphia Phillies said that Morton is scheduled for surgery on the hamstring next Monday. Recovery time is expected to be six to eight months. Morton was injured while running out of the batter's box on a sacrifice attempt during at Milwaukee on Saturday and went on the 15-day disabled list a day later.
|Apr. 23 5:39 PM PT6:39 PM MT7:39 PM CT8:39 PM ET20:39 ET0:39 GMT8:39 5:39 PM MST7:39 PM EST8:09 PM VEN4:39 UAE (+1)7:39 PM CT-Morton exited after straining his left hamstring running to first base on an attempted sacrifice in the second inning of a game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night.
Analysis: Morton bunted the ball in front of the mound, where it was fielded by Milwaukee pitcher Chase Anderson. He threw to second for the first out, and as Morton ran toward first, he stumbled and fell well short of the base. Morton allowed a run on three hits and had three strikeouts in one inning. He's 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA this season.
|Apr. 18 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET18:22 ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST5:52 PM VEN2:22 UAE (+1)5:22 PM CT-Morton tossed six quality innings on Sunday.
Analysis: He held the Nationals to one run and four hits while walking two and striking out six.
|Apr. 13 3:19 PM PT4:19 PM MT5:19 PM CT6:19 PM ET18:19 ET22:19 GMT6:19 3:19 PM MST5:19 PM EST5:49 PM VEN2:19 UAE (+1)5:19 PM CT-Morton gave up three hits in 6 2-3 innings of Tuesday's 3-0 win over San Diego.
Analysis: Morton recovered from a rough first outing with his new club. The right-hander still walked four and has issued six free passes in 10 1-3 innings.