Charlie Morton activated from DL; Matt Hague optioned to AAA

We all knew that Charlie Morton would be activated for tonight’s start, but the corresponding roster move was anyone’s guess. Today, the Pirates optioned 1B Matt Hague to AAA to make room for Morton.

Hague was 1 for 9 this season with his lone hit being a game-tying, pinch hit single against Philadelphia on Sunday.

Morton will join the rotation after his last rehab start went very well for Indianapolis as he struck out eight and gave up just one run over 7 2/3 innings.