Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:05:18 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates will tender SP Charlie Morton a contract by the deadline Monday, Dec. 2.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:48:37 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton is expected to start Game 4 of the National League Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the team confirmed Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:31:38 -0700
If the game Sunday, Sept. 29, turns out to be meaningful, the Pittsburgh Pirates might bring back SP Francisco Liriano to pitch on three days' rest. SP Charlie Morton might work Saturday, Sept. 28, working on regular rest. Right now, both days' starters are undeclared.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:53:43 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (foot) said his injury isn't a big deal. He'll throw a side session Wednesday, Sept. 11, and expects to make the start Friday, Sept. 13.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:23:35 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (foot) is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot. He will test the injury with a side session Wednesday, Sept. 11. A source said he has also dealt with the issue in the past.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 12:24:21 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (foot) left the game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, Sept. 8, because of left foot discomfort. He will undergo treatment and evaluation in the next few days.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 16:05:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said the rotation after the All-Star break will be SP Francisco Liriano, SP A.J. Burnett, SP Jeff Locke, SP Charlie Morton and SP Gerrit Cole.
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:25:54 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole, along with SP Jeanmar Gomez (forearm), is unlikely to remain in the rotation once both SPs Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) and A.J. Burnett (calf) return from the disabled list in the next couple of weeks. Cole's next start has been pushed back to Friday, June 28, versus the Milwaukee Brewers, because Gomez is returning to the rotation on Wednesday, June 26, and the club is off on Thursday, June 27. Gomez would move to the bullpen once Rodriguez returns. A demotion of Cole appears to be the easiest solution once everyone is healthy.
"There's a business component to it, as far as keeping our depth," general manager Neal Huntington said. "Gerrit's probably got the best stuff of anybody in the rotation ... (and) he's made three impressive outings. But the challenge is, if we need another starter later, it may make sense to send Gerrit back so we have a sixth quality starter." Huntington stressed that the possibility that Cole will gain Super Two status won't be a factor in the decision. Cole and SP Jeff Locke are the only pitchers in the rotation who have minor league options remaining.
Fantasy Tip: However the Bucs paint this, it'd be a tough pill to swallow for Cole owners, who've watched him handle big league hitters with relative ease in three starts, going 3-0 with a 3.44 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and an 8/1 K/BB. Pittsburgh has legit pitching depth, as strange as that may seem. Charlie Morton has pitched well enough in his return from Tommy John surgery to stick, too. Burnett still isn't throwing from a mound, though, so there's plenty of time for this to shake out differently.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:12:07 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (calf) has a Grade 1 tear in his right calf and can't put weight on the leg. He's wearing a walking boot and hopes "it's not a six-week thing."
Fantasy Tip: It very well could be, though, meaning the Buccos probably have some NL-only options for starts opening up with the likes of Charlie Morton, Jeanmar Gomez (forearm), James McDonald (shoulder) and Jeff Karstens (shoulder).
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 15:20:06 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have released RP Jose Contreras in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for SP Charlie Morton (elbow), who is being activated from the disabled list in order to start on Thursday, June 13.
Fantasy Tip: The Pirates placed A.J. Burnett on the DL as well. Morton may get an additional start out of this, depending on what happens with other Bucs starters on the mend, but he's not a recommended fantasy option yet.