Pirates released RHP Matt Morris.
Matt Morris got absolutely rocked by the Phillies Saturday.
Team president Frank Coonelly said Tuesday that the Pirates would consider buying out the contract of an underperforming veteran, but added that the team is not focused on potentially doing that with Matt Morris.
Matt Morris was rocked for eight runs in four innings by the Marlins on Monday night.
Matt Morris was pounded for six runs in 4 1/3 innings Tuesday by the Dodgers.
Matt Morris was tagged for eight runs and 13 hits in four innings by the Yankees on Wednesday.
According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, "general manager Neal Huntington has made it known to peers that he is open to trading starter Matt Morris."
Partially as a result of the previous regime's decision to absorb Matt Morris' contract at the deadline, the Pirates won't be pursuing any high-priced free agents this winter.
Matt Morris limited the Diamondbacks to one run over seven innings in a victory Wednesday night.
Matt Morris, who suffered a bruised right hand during Saturday's start, threw a bullpen session Monday and said he was set to make his scheduled start against the Padres on Thursday.
Matt Morris took a beating Saturday, getting slapped around for nine hits and seven runs in just 3 1/3 innings, as he dropped to 9-10.
Matt Morris evened his record at 9-9 after holding the Cubs to four runs in six innings of work on Sunday.
Matt Morris pitched six strong innings Saturday to win for the first time since being acquired by the Pirates at the trade deadline.
Matt Morris was touched up for seven hits and five runs over six innings Wednesday as he fell to a losing record.