Wednesday April 27th, 2016

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Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Charlie Morton will have surgery to repair an injured left hamstring and will be out for six to eight months, the team announced Wednesday.

Morton suffered the injury on Saturday while running to first base on a sacrifice bunt. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday and underwent an MRI on Tuesday.

The Phillies have called up left-hander Adam Morgan from Triple A Lehigh Valley to fill the open roster spot.

Morton is 1–1 with a 4.15 ERA in four starts this season.

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