Morgan will compete for the fifth spot in the Phillies' rotation this spring, the team's official site reports. Morgan went 5-7 with a 4.48 ERA and a 49:17 K:BB ratio in 84.1 innings for the Phillies last season. He will compete with Vincent Velasquez, Brett Oberholtzer, David Buchanan, Alec Asher and Severino Gonzalez this spring. He will probably need Velasquez and Oberholtzer to struggle this spring to have a real shot at a rotation spot.
Phillies pitcher Adam Morgan will be shut down for the remainder of the season for precautionary reasons, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports. This season was the first year back for Morgan after undergoing a shoulder surgery in January of 2014. Obviously the club wants to err on the side of caution by limiting his outings this season and he'll be rendered useless in everything but dynasty formats as the 2015 campaign comes to an end. The 25-year-old pitcher finishes with an ERA of 4.48 after a total of 84.1 innings on the mound.
Phillies starting pitcher Adam Morgan (5-7) surrendered two runs on six hits over six innings while striking out three in Friday's loss to Atlanta. Atlanta's lineup served an elixir to Morgan's pitching woes, but he didn't receiving enough support to notch the win. Despite Friday's quality start, Morgan is still sporting a 5.03 ERA over his last six starts to pair with a mediocre 6.09 K/9. Though he is adept at keeping runners off the bases, a solid 1.18 WHIP over the same six-start span, he isn't worth picking up.
Phillies pitcher Alec Asher's next start has been moved up to Wednesday against the Nationals, the Morning Call's Stephen Gross reports. This is a minor tweak, as Adam Morgan, the originally scheduled starter for Wednesday's game, will instead pitch Friday against the Braves. Neither pitcher is very intriguing for fantasy purposes.
Phillies starter Adam Morgan got roughed up by the Cubs in the first game of Friday's doubleheader. Morgan allowed four runs on seven hits over five-plus innings, as the Phillies went on to lose 5-1. Morgan (5-6, 4.60 ERA) was given an early 1-0 lead, and he looked good early on as he put up goose eggs over the first four innings. But he allowed a pair of RBI doubles in the fifth, and a two-run double in the sixth before being pulled from the game.