The Phillies transferred Morton (hamstring) to the 60-day disabled list on Wednesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Morton is out for the season after having surgery to repair a tear in his left hamstring.
Morton will undergo season-ending surgery on his injured hamstring, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. The veteran right-hander was placed on the disabled list Sunday with what was ruled as a left hamstring strain, but an MRI performed a day later revealed a tear in the hamstring, according to Stephen Gross of The Morning Call. Morton is scheduled to undergo the season-ending surgery Monday, meaning that two of the Phillies' initial pieces of the rotation are gone for the year. Adam Morgan is expected to take Morton's spot in the rotation beginning Friday.
The results of Morton's MRI on his hamstring were worse than the Phillies were expecting, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. The team did not provide any specific details about the severity of the injury or how long Morton will be sidelined. Manager Pete Mackanin said, "We're going to see what happens in the next two or three days and see what the next step is." Adam Morgan will be recalled from Triple-A to take Morton's spot in the rotation.
Morton has been placed on the 15-day DL with a left hamstring strain, Stephen Gross of The Morning Call reports. Morton was removed from his start Saturday in Milwaukee, and had been scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday. Even without the results in hand, it appears the ailment is severe enough to warrant a DL stint. To replace him on the roster, the Phillies recalled Luis Garcia from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to provide bullpen help.
Morton (hamstring) will have an MRI on Monday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports. Morton said he felt a pop in his hamstring while running to first base on a bunt in the top of the second inning Saturday. He will likely miss at least his next start. Adam Morgan could be recalled from Triple-A to take Morton's spot in the rotation.