Pirates Expected to Activate Charlie Morton
Price, Karen, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The Pirates are expected to activate Charlie Morton from the disabled list today so he can make his first start of the season tonight against San Francisco Giants left-hander Barry Zito. To clear room on the 25-man roster, the Pirates likely will demote one of their extra bench players such as Yamaico Navarro or Josh Harrison. "It`s going to be a tough decision because there will be a player moved off who hasn`t done poorly," manager Clint Hurdle said. "But you`ve got to look at what the best bench options that you can put out there are."
Center fielder Andrew McCutchen said he just "misread, misjudged" the ball that Nate Schierholtz hit to center field in the sixth inning to drive in the Giants` third run. "I was playing him to left field, he had a 2-0 count on him and threw him a pitch middle away. I kind of broke back first ... It looked good off the bat, sounded alright off the bat, and ended up being a little flare. …