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Lehigh Valley's Morgan has small tear in his rotator cuff

Lehigh Valley lefthander Adam Morgan had an MRI that revealed a small tear in his left rotator cuff. The plan, according to the Phillies, is for him to have either a PRP injection or cortisone injection sometime in the next week. He will not throw for three weeks.

Lehigh Valley's Morgan has small tear in his rotator cuff

Lehigh Valley starting pitcher Adam Morgan has a small tear in his rotator cuff.  (Michael Bryant/Staff<br />Photographer)
Lehigh Valley starting pitcher Adam Morgan has a small tear in his rotator cuff. (Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer)

Lehigh Valley lefthander Adam Morgan had an MRI that revealed a small tear in his left rotator cuff. The plan, according to the Phillies, is for him to have either a PRP injection or cortisone injection sometime in the next week. He will not throw for three weeks.

Earlier this season Morgan was a candidate to be recalled when the Phillies needed a fifth starter. At the time Jonathan Pettibone earned the call-up.

The 23-year-old Morgan got off to a good start, but has since struggled. For the season Morgan has made eight starts and is 1-4 with a 4.97 ERA. He has 29 strikeouts and 12 walks in 41 2/3 innings.

Morgan last pitched on May 15 when he allowed 10 hits and 10 runs (three earned) in 3 1/3 innings during a 10-1 loss at Norfolk.

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He only pitched 11 innings in his last three starts and allowed 12 earned runs.

Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
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