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  • Rays' Charlie Morton not surprised Astros tied ALCS series
    • Rays' Charlie Morton not surprised Astros tied ALCS series
    The Astros found a way to climb out of an 0-3 hole in the ALCS against the Rays, and people are stunned. Rays right-hander (and former Astro) Charlie Morton, though, wasn't surprised to see his old team put up a fight....2020
  • Nobody could understand why the Rays pulled Charlie Morton from Game 7
    • Nobody could understand why the Rays pulled Charlie Morton from Game 7
    The Tampa Bay Rays made a decision during Game 7 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros at Petco Park in San Diego, Calif. on Saturday that left many fans confused....2020
  • Astros Battle Back to Force a Game 7 Against the Rays
    • Astros Battle Back to Force a Game 7 Against the Rays
    Tampa Bay will start Charlie Morton, a former Astro, in a do-or-die game Saturday night, hoping to avoid joining the 2004 Yankees as the only teams to lose a series after taking a 3-0 lead....2020
  • • Rays Name Ryan Yarbrough Starter For ALCS Game 3
    The Rays will turn to left-hander Ryan Yarbrough to start tomorrow evening’s AL Championship Series Game 3 against the Astros, the team announced (via Juan Toribio of MLB.com). Blake Snell and Charlie Morton got the ball for the series’ first two games, while Tyler Glasnow started last Friday’s ALDS Game 5 against the Yankees. Presumably, this sets up Glasnow…...2020
  • • Charlie Morton to start Game 2 of ALCS for Rays
    Morton getting the ball on Monday hardly comes as a surprise....2020
  • • Charlie Morton Addresses Future
    In advance of his start in tomorrow’s ALCS Game 2, Rays right-hander Charlie Morton addressed his long-term future with reporters (including Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times and Jon Morosi of MLB Network). The 13-year MLB veteran suggested in February he might step away at the end of the 2020 season. That’s still a possibility, but…...2020
  • • Charlie Morton To Start ALCS Game 2
    The Rays will turn to right-hander Charlie Morton to start tomorrow afternoon’s ALCS Game 2 against the Astros, per Juan Toribio of MLB.com. Manager Kevin Cash indicated earlier today (via Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times) that this would be the likely course of action, but Tampa Bay held off on making the announcement official until…...2020
  • • Rays Announce ALCS Roster
    The Rays have set their 28-man roster for their ALCS matchup with the Astros.  Blake Snell will start tonight’s Game 1, and it has been widely speculated that Charlie Morton will start Game 2, though no official decision has been made. Two changes were made from Tampa Bay’s ALDS roster, as the Rays have added…...2020
  • • Austin Meadows Active For ALDS
    The Rays released their 28-man roster for their ALDS matchup with the Yankees. Here’s the full breakdown: Right-Handed Pitchers Nick Anderson Diego Castillo John Curtiss Oliver Drake Pete Fairbanks Tyler Glasnow (Game 2 starter) Charlie Morton (Game 3 starter) Aaron Slegers Ryan Thompson Left-Handed Pitchers Aaron Loup Shane McClanahan Blake Snell (Game 1 starter) Ryan Yarbrough…...2020
  • • Rays Set Wild Card Series Roster
    The Rays have announced their 28-man roster for their wild card series with the Blue Jays, beginning today at Tropicana Field.  Blake Snell will start Game 1, while Tyler Glasnow and Charlie Morton are scheduled to start the next two games (in Morton’s case, if a Game 3 if necessary). The surprise move was the…...2020

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Charlie Morton injury and suspension

  • • Charlie Morton Expected To Return On Wednesday
    The Rays are planning to activate Charlie Morton from the injured list to start Wednesday’s game against the Yankees, manager Kevin Cash announced to reporters (including Juan Toribio of MLB.com). The right-hander has been out since August 10 with inflammation in his throwing shoulder. As MLBTR’s Steve Adams explained at the time of Morton’s injury, this…...2020
  • • Hinch weighs in on Astros' rotation options
    The Astros already have the makings of a strong pitching rotation next year, led by Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole and Collin McHugh, despite the likely departures of free agents Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton and the Tommy John surgery that will cost Lance McCullers Jr. the entire season....2018
  • • Charlie Morton agrees to two-year deal with Rays
    The Rays have reached agreement on a deal with right-hander Charlie Morton, according to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi (Twitter link).  Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported earlier Wednesday that Morton and the Rays were close to a deal, and also first reported on the interest between the two sides earlier this week.  Morton, a client of Jet Sports Management, will earn $30M over the two-year c...2018
  • • Report: Astros among teams pursuing Nathan Eovaldi
    The Astros are among the teams showing “continued interest” in righty Nathan Eovaldi, according to MLB.com’s Jon Morosi. Eovaldi has already been connected to a slew of interested parties, including the Phillies, Yankees, Brewers, Braves, Angels, White Sox, Blue Jays, Giants and Padres. The match between the two sides is obvious, and Houston’s interest was widely expected. The Astros lost Lance Mc...2018
  • • Astros interested in James Paxton
    The Mariners are set to retool this offseason, leaving few to no untouchables on their roster. Left-hander James Paxton has emerged as arguably their highest-profile trade candidate early this offseason, and he’s drawing interest from an array of teams, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. As World Series contenders who are seeking starters, the Astros are a logical match for Paxton. Although the cl...2018
  • • Lance McCullers Jr. is out for 2019 after Tommy John surgery, and the Astros are in the market for multiple starters
    McCullers won't pitch in 2019 and both Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton are free agents...2018
  • • Lance McCullers Jr. Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. underwent Tommy John surgery today and will miss the 2019 season, tweets Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. It’s a brutal blow for an Astros rotation that was already faced with the possibility of losing both Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton to free agency. The loss of McCullers for the…...2018
  • • Lance McCullers Jr. may need elbow surgery, and suddenly the Astros could be in the market for three starting pitchers
    McCullers is hurt and both Dallas Keuchel and Charlie Morton are free agents...2018
  • • Charlie Morton plans to continue playing, would 'love' to return to Astros
    If there was any doubt as to whether Charlie Morton would continue his playing career following comments in which he openly pondered retirement, the right-hander indicated Thursday night that he hopes to return for a 12th big league season at the very least (Twitter link via Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle). “I’d love to keep playing,” Morton said after last night’s game. “I’d love to be an...2018
  • • Charlie Morton leaves start with shoulder discomfort
    Astros hurler Charlie Morton departed from Sunday's contest against the Angels after pitching just one inning. As Brian McTaggart of MLB.com was among those to tweet, the cause for his exit was discomfort in his right shoulder. Shoulder inflammation was what sent Morton to the DL earlier this season, and the situation is particularly concerning considering Morton was already pitching on seven days...2018

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Charlie Morton trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • How To Draft Mike Trout In Round 3
    In 2019, BABSbaseball.com said we could draft… Charlie Morton (ADP 119) instead of Blake Snell (30) Ketel Marte (220) instead of Lorenzo Cain (66) Matt Olson (109) instead of Khris Davis (45) Austin Meadows (186) instead of Tommy Pham (61) Eloy Jimenez (117) instead of Vlad Guerrero Jr. (46) Zack Greinke (66) instead of Aaron…...2020
  • • Olney: Rays' Charlie Morton bound to be a trade target
    Teams hunting for starting pitchers won't find many good options left among free agents. The Rays veteran could be in high demand....2019
  • • Offseason In Review: Tampa Bay Rays
    This is the latest post of MLBTR’s annual Offseason in Review series, in which we take stock of every team’s winter dealings. After a surprising 2018 season, the Rays prepared for a full return to contention with some intriguing trades and the priciest free agent signing in club history. Major League Signings Charlie Morton, SP:…...2019
  • • The Tampa Bay Rays' offseason reviewed
    This is the latest post of MLBTR’s annual Offseason in Review series, in which we take stock of every team’s winter dealings. After a surprising 2018 season, the Rays prepared for a full return to contention with some intriguing trades and the priciest free agent signing in club history. Major League Signings Charlie Morton, SP: Two years, $30M (plus vesting option for 2021 that could be worth as ...2019
  • • Morton “Fully Expecting” To Retire After Current Contract
    New Rays right-hander Charlie Morton has been open in the past about his uncertainty surrounding how long he aims to continue playing, and he told MLB Network’s Jon Morosi that he is “fully expecting” to retire once his current contract with the Rays expires (Twitter link). The 35-year-old signed a two-year, $30MM contract with Tampa…...2019
  • • Charlie Morton 'fully expecting' to retire after current contract
    New Rays right-hander Charlie Morton has been open in the past about his uncertainty surrounding how long he aims to continue playing, and he told MLB Network’s Jon Morosi that he is “fully expecting” to retire once his current contract with the Rays expires (Twitter link). The 35-year-old signed a two-year, $30M contract with Tampa Bay this offseason, allowing him to pitch closer to his Florida h...2019
  • • Astros would love to have Dallas Keuchel, Marwin Gonzalez back
    Astros owner Jim Crane said Friday that Houston is still interested in re-signing free agents Dallas Keuchel and Marwin Gonzalez, and president of baseball operations Jeff Luhnow addressed that Saturday. The Astros “would, of course, love" to have those two back, Luhnow admitted, although he declined further comment on their futures. Luhnow did, however, reveal “there is a decent likelihood” the A...2019
  • • Trying to identify 'mystery teams' for Manny Machado
    The apparent staring contest between Manny Machado, the White Sox and the Phillies doesn’t seem to have an end in sight, and the saga will surely drag on even longer if reports of unidentified suitors prove true. With the identities of said teams (assuming for a moment that they do indeed exist) yet unknown — it’s perhaps worthwhile to at least take a high-level pass throughout the league to see j...2019
  • • Morton, Rays finalize two-year contract
    The Rays formally announced on Friday the signing of free-agent right-hander Charlie Morton to a two-year, $30 million deal with an option for a third year. No matter how good the Rays hope Morton will be, his former manager wants them to know they're getting so much more....2018
  • • Angels sign Trevor Cahill to one-year deal
    The Los Angeles Angels entered the offseason desperate for starting pitching help, and fans probably are not going to be pleased with the way they are addressing the need thus far. Just two days after they signed Matt Harvey to a one-year, $11 million contract, the Angels have reportedly landed right-hander Trevor Cahill for one year at $9 million. Like Harvey, Cahill’s contract has incentives tha...2018

Charlie Morton stats

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Charlie Morton kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Astros reportedly make offer to Charlie Morton
    The Astros have made an initial offer to bring right-hander Charlie Morton back to Houston, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today (via Twitter). The dollar amount of the reported offer is yet unclear, though Nightengale does specify that it’s a one-year contract with an option for a second year. Vague as the terms may still be, it seems reasonable to expect that the total value of the pact of for l...2018
  • • Astros' Charlie Morton unsure how long he'll continue career
    Charlie Morton has said on multiple occasions in the past that he’s unsure of how long he’ll continue playing — most recently telling The Athletic’s Jake Kaplan back in April that he is “not going to keep playing for a long time” while pondering the possibility of retirement following the current season. At the time, Morton listed numerous factors — his growing family, his health, the quality of h...2018
  • • Gerrit Cole had great reaction to Charlie Morton’s self-criticism
    Charlie Morton did not give up a run in six innings of work on Monday night and earned his first win of the season with the Houston Astros, but the right-hander felt he had plenty of room for improvement. Fellow starter Gerrit Cole seemed to disagree.Cole, who has been reunited with Morton after he was traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to Houston during the offseason, had a great reaction when Mo...2018

Top Charlie Morton news

  • • WS berth on line in Game 7 for Yankees, Astros
    It all comes down to Game 7 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World on Saturday after the Astros topped the Yankees in Game 6. CC Sabathia gets the nod after defeating Houston in Game 3, tossing six scoreless innings. The Astros avoided elimination with a 7-1 victory on Game 6. The Astros enter the game 5-0 at home in the postseason this month. Charlie Morton, who los...2017
  • • Pirates shut out White Sox for 6th straight win
    Charlie Morton added seven more zeros on Tuesday night to an amazing run by Pittsburgh starters, helping the Pirates to a 3-0 victory over the White Sox at PNC Park, their sixth straight....2015
  • • Shutout of Giants pulls Bucs up in playoff hunt
    Charlie Morton pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning Thursday and was supported by Neil Walker's two-run homer and opposite-field RBI doubles by Aramis Ramirez and Jung Ho Kang as the Pirates downed San Francisco, 4-0, before the 19th sellout of the season at PNC Park....2015
  • • Giants handed shutout loss by Pirates
    Charlie Morton pitched shutout ball into the seventh inning Thursday and was supported by Neil Walker's two-run homer and opposite-field RBI doubles by Aramis Ramirez and Jung Ho Kang as the Pirates downed San Francisco, 4-0, before the 19th sellout of the season at PNC Park....2015
  • • Alvarez powers up as Pirates beat Brewers
    Charlie Morton scattered three singles in 7 1/3 sharp innings on Wednesday as the Pirates edged Milwaukee, 2-0, to give him five consecutive wins for the first time in his 138-start career....2015
  • • LA looks to break Houston hex (Sat., 8 ET, FOX)
    After a night in which the Astros seized the lead in this World Series with a 5-3 victory in Game 3 on Friday, it's quite clear that Houston's Minute Maid Park perfection is a very real factor in this Fall Classic. And if the Astros can continue their home heroics in Saturday's Game 4, they'll put themselves on the cusp of their organization's first World Series title. Charlie Morton gets the Game...2017
  • • Herrera's RBI triple makes winner of Morton
    In a pitching duel between the Phillies' Charlie Morton and the Padres' Robbie Erlin, the only blemish against either starter was Odubel Herrera's RBI triple in the sixth inning, lifting Philadelphia to a 3-0 victory at home on Tuesday night....2016
  • • Tigers' bats come alive late to top Astros
    Alex Avila and Victor Martinez knocked in runs in the eighth inning, and Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer in the ninth to back Daniel Norris, who allowed one earned run over 6 1/3 innings as the Tigers edged the Astros on Wednesday. Charlie Morton allowed two runs over seven innings for Houston, setting down 14 of the final 15 hitters he faced....2017
  • • Tigers' bats come alive late to top Astros
    Alex Avila and Victor Martinez knocked in runs in the eighth inning, and Jose Iglesias hit a two-run homer in the ninth to back Daniel Norris, who allowed one earned run over 6 1/3 innings as the Tigers edged the Astros on Wednesday. Charlie Morton allowed two runs over seven innings for Houston, setting down 14 of the final 15 hitters he faced....2017
  • • LOOK: Astros' Charlie Morton appears to touch chewing gum during Game 7 start
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi may have gotten the umps' attention regarding this very matter...2017
  • • Fister faces Astros with Sox on cusp of clinch
    The Red Sox will try to lock up the American League East by sending Doug Fister to the mound Friday night against the Astros at Fenway Park. He'll face right-hander Charlie Morton, who's 13-7 with a 3.63 ERA this year after replacing Fister in the Astros' rotation....2017
  • • Phillies Acquire Charlie Morton From Pirates
    The Phillies have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Charlie Morton from the Pirates, reports FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal on Twitter. The Pirates will pick up right-handed pitcher David Whitehead in the swap. The Phillies will pick up the tab for Morton. He is signed for $8MM in 2016 with a $9.5MM club option for 2017 ($1MM…...2015
  • • Astros Spring into action early, rout Blue Jays
    Aaron Sanchez's return from the disabled list was a brief and bumpy ride. The Astros handed Charlie Morton an eight-run lead in just the second inning against Sanchez, and they didn't look back in a 12-2 win over the Blue Jays on Friday night at Rogers Centre....2017
  • • Astros announce Charlie Morton as starter for ALCS Game 7 vs. Yankees
    On Saturday night in Houston, it'll be CC Sabathia against Morton...2017

Charlie Morton fantasy rankings and news

  • • Fantasy baseball rankings 2018: Advanced MLB trade chart loving Charlie Morton, Ozzie Albies
    Scott White is a senior fantasy writer for CBS Sports and released his latest trade chart...2018
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Charlie Morton schedule, game

  • • Rays Announce ALCS Roster
    2020
  • • Austin Meadows Active For ALDS
    2020
  • • Rays Set Wild Card Series Roster
    2020
  • • Rays Activate Charlie Morton
    Sept. 2: The Rays have reinstated Morton from the injured list and optioned first baseman/outfielder Brian O’Grady to their alternate training site, per a team announcement. Aug. 31: The Rays are planning to activate Charlie Morton from the injured list to start Wednesday’s game against the Yankees, manager Kevin Cash announced to reporters (including Juan Toribio…...2020
  • • Charlie Morton Undecided On Pitching Beyond 2020
    Rays ace Charlie Morton enjoyed the finest season of his career in 2019, tossing 194 2/3 innings of 3.05 ERA ball with career-bests in K/9 (11.1) and BB/9 (2.6). No qualified starting pitcher in all of Major League Baseball surrendered home runs at a lower rate than Morton’s 0.69 HR/9 clip. Morton is set to…...2020
  • • Olney: Rays' Charlie Morton bound to be a trade target
    2019
  • • Astros would love to have Dallas Keuchel, Marwin Gonzalez back
    2019
  • • Three remaining needs for each team in the AL West
    In the latest edition of MLBTR’s “Three Remaining Needs” series, we’ll focus on the American League West, which boasted two playoff teams and an 89-win third-place finisher in 2018. It appears the division will once again feature, at most, three playoff contenders in 2019, as two of its clubs are in rebuilding phases. (Previous installments: NL East, NL Central) Houston Astros Add at least one mor...2018
  • • Angels sign Trevor Cahill to one-year deal
    2018
  • • Evaluating Dallas Keuchel's free-agent landing spots
    The top of this winter’s free-agent starting pitching market has moved reasonably fast, as Patrick Corbin, Nathan Eovaldi, Charlie Morton, and J.A. Happ all have new contracts before Christmas. That leaves one available hurler — and former Cy Young winner — at the top of the market: left-hander Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel probably has the longest track record of success among all these pitchers, too. ...2018

Charlie Morton rumors, scandals

  • • AL East Notes: Morton, Betts, Margot, Blue Jays, Wood, Sanchez
    Former Astros righty Charlie Morton became the latest player to address Houston’s electronic sign-stealing scandal, telling MLB.com’s Juan Toribio and other reporters that “personally, I regret not doing more to stop it” during his time with the club in 2017, while also admitting that he wasn’t certain what steps he could have taken to directly…...2020
  • • Former Astro Charlie Morton regrets not 'doing more to stop' cheating
    Former Astros righty Charlie Morton became the latest player to address Houston’s electronic sign-stealing scandal, telling MLB.com’s Juan Toribio and other reporters, “Personally, I regret not doing more to stop it” during his time with the club in 2017, while also admitting that he wasn’t certain what steps he could have taken to directly halt the sign-stealing system.  Morton has already spoken...2020
  • • Charlie Morton: Astros' World Series 'negatively affected' by cheating
    Current Houston Astros are still not reflecting on their role in the team’s 2017 cheating scandal, but members of that team who have moved on to other organizations are proving a bit more open. Charlie Morton, who closed out the 2017 World Series but is now with the Tampa Bay Rays, admitted that the championship may be tainted by the scandal. “I think the perception of that World Series was negati...2020
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