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Pirates Notebook: With Morton on DL, Roster Decisions Loom

Pirates Notebook: With Morton on DL, Roster Decisions Loom

BRADENTON, Fla. -- After placing right-hander Charlie Morton on the disabled list to start the 2012 season, Huntington said the decision to carry an extra bench player, rather than an arm, is still in discussion. Instead of carrying 12 pitchers, the Pirates could decide to use 11 arms (four starters and seven relievers) and 14 position players to help the club during their tough month of April.

“That is an option,” Huntington said. “That is something we are talking about. The best use of the bench for Clint to win those early games. Eight bullpen guys allows us the protection early as your starters are getting built up, getting into the cold weather. It is an option that we could go 11 pitchers, [14] position players. Or we could go four starters and eight relievers and go 12 and 13. We...

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