Charlie Morton to be activated tomorrow

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Charlie Morton has been on the disabled list since Aug. 17 with a sports hernia, but he will be activated tomorrow and will start against the Boston Red Sox, reports Jenn Menendez of the Post-Gazette. That will move Vance Worley into the bullpen.

Morton is 5-12 on the year with a 3.84 ERA in 25 starts. Worley has actually been OK filling in. After a horrible year in Minnesota last season, he’s 7-4 with a 3.18 ERA in 16 games, 15 of which have been starts. He’ll be a long-man spot starter down the stretch and should figure in the Pirates’ postseason plans assuming they hold off the Brewers.