Jonathan Sanchez has been designated for assignment. Photo credit: David Hague

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Jonathan Sanchez for assignment and have recalled Bryan Morris. The move is likely to be a temporary one for Morris, for reasons I listed in last night's First Pitch. The club will have Jose Contreras, Francisco Liriano, and Charlie Morton returning in the next few weeks.

Contreras just threw an inning in Indianapolis today, after throwing back to back days over the weekend. I'd expect him to be added to the club later in the week.

Liriano made a rehab start today, throwing six shutout innings. I wrote today that he looks like he could be added to the rotation no later than May 11th.

Morton is probably 2-3 starts away from returning.

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