Pirates notebook: Setback doesn't faze Morton
Setback doesn't faze Morton
Right-hander Charlie Morton had a minor setback in his recovery from elbow surgery, but he does not expect it to derail his plans to rejoin the rotation soon.
“A bump in the road,” Morton said.
A sore shoulder forced Morton to cut short his rehab start Friday with Triple-A Indianapolis.
Morton couldn't get his arm loose after the third inning, so he alerted Indy manager Dean Treanor and the training staff. He left the game after throwing 49 pitches (23 strikes) and allowing no hits and two walks.
As of Saturday afternoon, Morton had not yet seen a doctor for a full examination.
— Rob Biertempfel
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