Charlie Morton strong in final rehab start

Charlie Morton started for AAA-Indianapolis today in his last step before joining the big league club. In 7 2/3 innings, he gave up just one run, six hits, and one walk. He struck out eight while throwing 98 pitches.

Morton is eligible to come off the disabled list this week and is set to be the Pirates’ starter this Sunday against San Francisco, which will be the first time the Pirates will need a 5th starter.