By Sam Bush

Phillies righthander Charlie Morton is expected to miss six to eight months due to a torn left hamstring, general manager Matt Klentak announced today.

An MRI performed on Monday revealed that Morton tore his left hamstring in a start on April 23 against the Brewers during a sacrifice bunt attempt.

Morton is schedule to have surgery on Monday, May 2nd.

Morton, 32, is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA and 19 strikeouts in four starts this season.