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 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.

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