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Charlie Morton
4.81 9-9 96
Team: PhiladelphiaHt / Wt: 6-5 / 235 NFBC ADP: 625.56
Position: SPBorn: 11/12/1983 Birthplace: Flemington, New Jersey
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 3rd Round by Braves (2002)

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Dec. 12 8:15 AM PT9:15 AM MT10:15 AM CT11:15 AM ET11:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE10:15 AM CT-The Phillies have acquired Morton from Pittsburgh in exchange for minor league pitcher David Whitehead.
Analysis: The move is essentially a salary dump for the Pirates, as Morton will earn $8 million this coming season. The right-hander, who went 9-9 with a 4.81 ERA in 23 starts in 2015, brings a veteran presence to a young Phillies' rotation.
Sep. 18 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET16:21 ET20:21 GMT4:21 1:21 PM MST3:21 PM EST3:51 PM VEN0:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-Morton was roughed up Thursday by the Cubs.
Analysis: Morton lost for the fourth time in five starts as he was rocked for six runs - five earned - and nine hits in four-plus innings.
Sep. 12 1:01 PM PT2:01 PM MT3:01 PM CT4:01 PM ET16:01 ET20:01 GMT4:01 1:01 PM MST3:01 PM EST3:31 PM VEN0:01 UAE (+1)3:01 PM CT-Morton allowed two runs and three hits over six innings to defeat Milwaukee Friday.
Analysis: Morton has lost three straight starts but has been generally solid over the past month, having posted a 2.97 ERA over his last six outings.
Sep. 6 12:30 PM PT1:30 PM MT2:30 PM CT3:30 PM ET15:30 ET19:30 GMT3:30 12:30 PM MST2:30 PM EST3:00 PM VEN23:30 UAE2:30 PM CT-Morton lost his third straight start Saturday despite holding St. Louis to one earned run and four hits over six innings.
Analysis: Morton has really hit a wall since winning his first five starts, having gone 3-7 with a 5.11 ERA in 14 subsequent outings.
Aug. 21 11:20 AM PT12:20 PM MT1:20 PM CT2:20 PM ET14:20 ET18:20 GMT2:20 11:20 AM MST1:20 PM EST1:50 PM VEN22:20 UAE1:20 PM CT-Morton struck out eight over six scoreless innings to defeat San Francisco Thursday.
Analysis: The performance followed up a nine-strikeout effort against the Mets on Aug. 15. Morton has been very good this month, posting a 2-0 record with a 2.52 ERA in four August starts.
Aug. 3 4:00 PM PT5:00 PM MT6:00 PM CT7:00 PM ET19:00 ET23:00 GMT7:00 4:00 PM MST6:00 PM EST6:30 PM VEN3:00 UAE (+1)6:00 PM CT-Morton allowed five hits over seven shutout innings in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Reds. He also had seven strikeouts.
Analysis: Morton had been 1-4 with a 7.30 ERA over his previous seven starts.
July 13 6:57 PM PT7:57 PM MT8:57 PM CT9:57 PM ET21:57 ET1:57 GMT9:57 6:57 PM MST8:57 PM EST9:27 PM VEN5:57 UAE (+1)8:57 PM CT-Morton was named the starter for Friday's meeting with Milwaukee as the Pirates return from the All-Star break.
Analysis: Morton is 2-1 with a 9.24 ERA in three road starts but the vast majority of the damage was done in a 9-2 loss at Washington on June 21. He was hammered for nine runs and two homers while leaving after just two outs. He's 3-2 with a 2.12 ERA in his last five overall starts against the Brewers.
June 22 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Morton was shelled Sunday, giving up nine runs and eight hits while recording just two outs in a 9-2 loss to Washington.
Analysis: Morton, who had been 5-0, more than doubled his ERA from 1.62 to 3.97.
June 17 11:18 AM PT12:18 PM MT1:18 PM CT2:18 PM ET14:18 ET18:18 GMT2:18 11:18 AM MST1:18 PM EST1:48 PM VEN22:18 UAE1:18 PM CT-Morton stayed unbeaten since his return from hip surgery with a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.
Analysis: Morton (5-0, 1.62 ERA) yielded four hits and one walk in seven innings in his fifth start, moving his scoreless streak to 14 1-3 frames.
May 31 12:04 PM PT1:04 PM MT2:04 PM CT3:04 PM ET15:04 ET19:04 GMT3:04 12:04 PM MST2:04 PM EST2:34 PM VEN23:04 UAE2:04 PM CT-Morton pitched seven strong innings and had the go-ahead RBI in the sixth to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 victory against the San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
Analysis: Morton (2-0, 1.93 ERA) retired his last 11 batters in his second start of the season. He won his season debut 4-2 against Marlins on Monday after starting the year on the disabled list recovering from right hip surgery. He held San Diego to two runs, one earned, and three hits while striking out two and walking one.
Apr. 5 11:45 PM PT12:45 AM MT1:45 AM CT2:45 AM ET2:45 ET6:45 GMT14:45 11:45 PM MST1:45 AM EST2:15 AM VEN10:45 UAE1:45 AM CT-Morton will make his season debut Memorial Day.
Analysis: Morton was be on the disabled list to start the season as he recovered from surgery for a torn labrum in his right hip.

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