Charlie Morton undergoes successful surgery

Kristy Robinson hit us with some news this afternoon from her Twitter account that we weren’t aware of.

Charlie Morton underwent successful surgery on left hip to repair a torn labrum that began to bother Morton late in the 2011 season. Robinson goes on to add that the approximate recovery time for Morton is 6 months, which means he could very well miss the start of the 2012 season.

Morton had himself the kind of year a lot of fans had hoped he could put up as he went 10-10 with a 3.83 ERA in 171 2/3 innings. That was following a disastrous 2010 campaign where he posted a 7.57 ERA over 79 2/3 innings.