Pirates Pregame: Update on Charlie Morton

The Pittsburgh Pirates doctors have diagnosed pitcher Charlie Morton with “some shoulder tightness in the back” according to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. Morton left his Friday start for Indianapolis in the third inning and returned to Pittsburgh on Saturday to be examined by the team’s medical staff. “Nothing more significant or serious than that so we’re going to slow him down, have him play some...

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Minor Moves: Barrett Barnes to the DL

Catching up on some minor league moves: **The West Virginia Power have placed Barrett Barnes on the 7-day disabled list. As Tom Bragg reported on Wednesday, Barnes had a hamstring injury. The DL placement was retroactive May 2nd. **After Jordy Mercer was promoted to the majors, Jeff Larish was added to the Indianapolis...

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Charlie Morton Removed From Start With Right Shoulder Tightness

Charlie Morton was making a rehab start tonight with the Indianapolis Indians, but was removed after three innings and 49 pitches. The Pirates announced that he was removed due to right shoulder tightness. No other word on the injury. Morton gave up one unearned run on two walks and no hits, with one strikeout. He threw 49 pitches and 23 strikes.

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Potential Return Dates For Liriano and Morton

Rob Biertempfel and Michael Sanserino have the potential return dates for Francisco Liriano and Charlie Morton. Potential return dates: Liriano May 11. Morton May 14. — Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) May 1, 2013 #pirates hurdle: Liriano back on May 11, Morton around May 14 — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) May 1, 2013 As I wrote on Monday, the Pirates don’t need Francisco Liriano until May 11th. Due to the...

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Phil Irwin Returns to Indianapolis, Ready to Start

Phil Irwin has been out of action since his spot start with the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 14th. The right-hander has been dealing with a period of dead arm, and the Pirates decided to be cautious and rest him. He was stashed on the Altoona roster for a period of time, allowing Indianapolis to carry a full roster of pitchers. Today Irwin was added back to the Indianapolis roster. More importantly, Kris Johnson went one inning in...

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Adalberto Santos Activated off the Altoona DL

The Altoona Curve have activated Adalberto Santos off the disabled list. He is active for tonight’s game. Santos was placed on the DL exactly two weeks ago with a left hip strain. Prior to the injury he was hitting for a .417/.533/.625 line in 24 at-bats.

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