Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:05:24 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) is scheduled to make his second extended spring training start Thursday, April 23, at the team's minor-league facility in Florida.
Fantasy Tip: Morton is making his way back from right hip surgery and it's uncertain how long it will be until he joins the big club. When he does arrive in the Steel City, his role remains uncertain, so FantasyScore owners need not bother with him for a while.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:43:07 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) will make a start at extended spring training Saturday, April 18. He will be on a 55-pitch limit as he makes his way back from offseason hip surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Morton has a while until he is able to return to the bigs, and itís uncertain if there will be a spot in the rotation for him or if he will work out of the bullpen. FantasyScore owners need not pay him any mind until he can officially return and prove his health.
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 16:15:38 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) threw a side session Monday, April 6, and will throw a couple of bullpens and a simulated game or two before going on a rehab assignment, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Fantasy Tip: Morton is only viable in NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues at this point, and he is a few weeks from returning, at best. Vance Worley ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) will fill in for Morton, and Worely projects to make his first start Saturday, April 11, against the Milwaukee Brewers. Take a wait-and-see approach with Worely in the majority of fantasy formats. However, his minimal cap hit could be enticing for FantasyScore players Saturday. Still, he would fall in the high-risk, high-reward category.
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 06:39:22 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) will begin the season on the disabled list, according to manager Clint Hurdle. "(Morton) just hasn't felt right all spring," general manager Neal Huntington added. "He's been trying to battle through it. His recovery, to be out competing as early as he was, is actually remarkable. We just felt it was in his best interest to take more time to battle through this and get right."
Fantasy Tip: Morton can be ignored in the majority of seasonal leagues, especially with this news. He is best utilized as a streaming option or FantasyScore starter in favorable matchups, as he hardly pushes the needle in mixed leagues. Vance Worley ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) will take Morton's rotation spot, and he projects to make his first start Saturday, April 11, against the Milwaukee Brewers. Take a wait-and-see approach with Worely outside of NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues.
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 22:55:26 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) felt fine Friday, March 6, a day after making his first appearance in Grapefruit League play. "He said he felt good," manager Clint Hurdle said.
Fantasy Tip: Morton is in line to serve as the fourth starter for the Pirates, and he could be a nice fantasy option for those in NL-only leagues, as well a deeper mixed formats, especially when the matchup is favorable.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 06:20:41 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) has elevated to 30-40 pitches in bullpen sessions, and he expects to be in the rotation at the start of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Morton will have solid back-end rotation value in NL-only leagues, but he's just on the watch list in mixed leagues.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:31:42 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) reported to spring training early and threw a bullpen session Monday, Feb. 16.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:54:47 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) said he resumed his normal throwing program Dec. 1, and threw from a distance of 120 feet on consecutive days last week. "Everything's good," he said. "My arm feels great, my hip feels great. Now, it's about increasing my workload. The biggest challenge is going to be throwing off the mound, just because of the increased angle." Morton may decide to throw a bullpen session several days earlier than usual in order to ease into his spring training routine and hopes to be ready by Opening Day.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:44:33 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) said his rehab from hip surgery is going well, and he expects to be ready to pitch by April.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:13:00 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated SP Charlie Morton (hip) from the 60-day disabled list.