Charlie Morton has elbow surgery
BALTIMORE -- Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton is out for the season after undergoing elbow surgery.
Dr. James Andrews repaired the ulnar collateral ligament in Morton's right arm Thursday in Pensacola, Fla.
The 28-year-old pitcher went on the 15-day disabled list on June 1 with inflammation in his right elbow. He was 2-6 with a 4.65 ERA in nine starts this season.
Recovery time from the operation, often referred to as Tommy John surgery, is 12-18 months.
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