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Bryan Morris Promoted; Drew Sutton Claimed off Waivers

Bryan Morris Promoted; Drew Sutton Claimed off Waivers

Bryan Morris was promoted to the big leagues.

PITTSBURGH, PA -- The Pirates announced several roster moves prior to the club's game today.

Right-handed reliever Bryan Morris was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and infielder Drew Sutton was claimed from Tampa Bay. In order to make room on the 25-man roster for Morris, infielder Jordy Mercer was optioned to Triple-A. To make room on the 40-man roster for Sutton, pitcher Charlie Morton (Tommy John Surgery) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. A corresponding 25-man roster move for Sutton will be made when he joins the Pirates.

Morris posted a 2.28 ERA with five saves and 44 strikeouts in 23 relief appearances for Triple-A Indy this season. Since the beginning of May, Morris has allowed five runs over 33.2 innings (1.34 ERA) and just one run over his last 17.0. Morris is available from the bullpen this afternoon.

"We wanted to add a pitcher to the mix today," Huntington said. "Clint is really trying to work hard to ...

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