Pitching. Major League Baseball announced Wednesday that it has cleared the Braves’ World Series roster substitution due to the injury of veteran starter Charlie Morton.
Left-hander Tucker Davidson will take Morton’s place on the Atlanta squad roster for the remainder of the Fall Classic against the Astros.
Morton fractured the fibula in his right leg when he was hit by a 102.4 mph hit from Cuban Yuli Gurriel in the second inning, and while he stayed in the game to withdraw that act and get the first out of the third, he ultimately limped off. off the field after striking out Venezuelan José Altuve.
Less than an hour later, the Braves reported that the pitcher underwent an X-ray test that revealed a fractured right fibula and that he would miss the rest of the World Series.
He is expected to be recovered by Spring Training 2022. Morton threw 44 pitches before leaving the commitment.
Atlanta reliever AJ Minter thumped a fist in the air as he descended from the mound after striking out that ended the inning in Game 1 of the World Series. Minter certainly didn’t expect to get in so soon, much less after starter Charlie Morton held a 5-0 lead.