Morton ready to return


Right-hander Charlie Morton is ready to rejoin the Pirates rotation and will do so Monday against the Marlins.

Morton had offseason hip surgery and went on the Disabled List during spring training. He has not pitched yet this season.

According to, manager Clint Hurdle watched video of Morton’s Minor League rehab starts, but Monday’s debut will obviously be a bit different.

"I am eager to see it," Hurdle said. "It was good stuff to watch, but I’m a big fan of the live version."


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