Jeff Karstens will start tonight in Philadelphia.
The Pittsburgh Pirates activated right-hander Jeff Karstens from the disabled list and optioned reliever Bryan Morris to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Karstens will make his first start for Pittsburgh tonight since April 17 when he exited after just one inning. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list the next day with right shoulder inflammation. He had his rehab pushed back due a groin injury as well.
Morris was recalled on Sunday for an extra arm in the bullpen, which had several relievers unavailable. The 25-year-old didn't make an appearance in the short stay. Morris posted a 2.28 ERA with five saves and 44 strikeouts in 23 relief appearances for Triple-A Indy this season.
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