Born: Nov 12, 1983
Charlie Morton signed a two-year contract with the Astros prior to the 2017 season. The 6'5", 235-pound right-hander spent all nine of his previous big league seasons pitching in the National League where he compiled a 46-71 record with a 4.54 ERA. A leg injury limited Morton to only four starts at the beginning of the 2016 season, but Morton appears to have benefited from the time off. In his first four starts with Houston, Morton saw a four mile-per-hour increase in his fastball velocity.