Pitching prospect Bryan Morris, who had struggled in his previous few appearances, skipped his scheduled start this week to rest his arm. Morris has pitched 103 innings this season, already surpassing his 2009 total of 72.2 innings. In a separate move, Tony Watson will replace Jared Hughes in the Altoona starting rotation.
Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.