Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2011 Break out Player of the Year winner Charlie Morton is back for the 2013 season, fully recovered from the Tom John surgery that he had done the previous spring, and is ready to partake in this greatly anticipated 2013 season.
In Pirate City Morton did his practice at a very slow and cautious pace, “It’s a progression. It’s a combination of physical and mental rehab.” says Jim Benedict, who’s the pitching maven and special assistant to General Manager Neal Huntington. “Physically, he’s way ahead, and he’s got to go through different mental stages.”
Throughout Morton’s career in the NBL he has suffered from two serious injuries, including hip surgery and shoulder problems, which landed him on the 15-day disabled list for 2 seasons. Both recoveries went smoothly for Morton, which has led fans to notice a new driven spark in Morton’s pitching skills and performance.
As the Pirates get ready for their highly anticipated 2013 season Morton is just one of the 25 players that are ready for a new season, and a new chance to show their skills that they have acquired and worked on over their training period.