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Pirates place Morton on DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates activated pitcher Juan Cruz from the restricted list and placed pitcher Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list.

Cruz was put on the restricted list Monday so he could return home to the Dominican Republic to deal with some personal business.

In 20 appearances out of the bullpen this year, Cruz is 1-1 with a 1.45 earned run average.

Morton, who is out with right elbow inflammation, is 2-6 with a 4.65 ERA in nine starts for the Pirates this season. The move is retroactive to May 30.

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