Charlie Morton is increasing his pitch count after being placed on the 15-day DL.
Greetings from Dodger Stadium, where it should be another beautiful Los Angeles night. Here’s a link to Friday’s recap if you missed it.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle provided updates on some of the team’s injured pitchers:
Charlie Morton (elbow) will throw two innings in an extended game Monday after a 36-pitch bullpen session Friday.
Francisco Liriano (broken humerus in right arm) threw 3o pitches in two innings of live batting practice Friday. The left-hander will pitch a side session Sunday, followed by two innings in a simulated game Wednesday.
Jose Contreras (elbow), who remains 41 years old, threw 20 pitches in an inning of work Friday. After a side session Sunday, he will throw two innings in an extended game Wednesday.
Jeff Karstens (shoulder) threw on flat ground Saturday afternoon.
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