FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal has confirmed that the Houston Astros have signed former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Charlie Morton.
Like many others we are really shocked by the contract he was earned as it is inked as a two-year, $14 million dollar contract. Charlie Morton’s 2016 season with the Philadelphia Phillies was pretty much over before it began as he missed a huge chunk of the season due to a torn hamstring. Morton ended the 2016 with a 1-1 record with an 4.15 ERA and 19 strikeouts.
Charlie Morton, 33, is good addition for the Houston Astros as they are looking to fill the back-end of their rotation and if Morton can stay healthy he will be a good fit for the Astors team. The Astros could have a battle brewing up in Spring Training as they do have have Brad Peacock and Joe Musgrove both in the back of their rotation and we don’t expect the team to carry a six man rotation. This could honestly turn into a battle for the final spot in the team’s rotation heading into Spring Training.
But as it stands today Morton is more than likely the Astors #5.