The Pittsburgh Pirates have right hander Charlie Morton with the team in Los Angeles. All signs point to Morton being on the hill Saturday night against the San Francisco Giants.
The Pirates know a lot more than I do about how Morton is progressing, but it seems like a bit of a rush job. Morton pitched in Indianapolis, but he was far from exceptional. The last thing I would be doing is pushing Morton, or allowing Morton to push his start of the regular season. The right hander has enough promise to be in the Bucs rotation for a long time.