Pirates activate Morton

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated pitcher Charlie Morton from the 15-day disabled list.

Morton, recovering from offseason hip surgery, is slated to start his first game of the 2015 season when Pittsburgh takes on Miami Monday night at PNC Park.

The 31-year-old was 6-12 with a 3.72 earned run average in 26 starts for the Pirates last season.

To make room for Morton on the roster, the Pirates designated pitcher Radhames Liz for assignment.