The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and third baseman Brent Morel has been promoted from Indianapolis and added to the active roster. The move with Morton was made retroactive to August 16th and it was called right hip inflammation. The addition of Morel is likely just temporary as Gerrit Cole is scheduled to return to the Pirates rotation after throwing shutout ball in his last rehab start on Friday. Cole won’t be activated until it’s his day to start. Morton has a 3.84 ERA in 25 starts this year. He has thrown 152.1 innings, his most since 2011 when he threw 171.1 innings. Morton lasted just three innings in his last start and gave up five runs. He also allowed five runs in his previous outing, so he has been struggling recently. This is Morel’s third stint with the Pirates this season. In nine games, he is 3-for-16 with a double. He has made four starts at third base for the Pirates.