Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said that Charlie Morton (hip) took a "step forward" with his 55-pitch simulated game on Friday.
Charlie Morton (hip) will pitch in an extended spring training game this Saturday in Florida.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday that Charlie Morton (hip) is "making some progress."
Pirates placed RHP Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list with a hip injury.
Charlie Morton had to be lifted after giving up five runs in 1 2/3 innings Saturday against the Phillies.
Charlie Morton yielded three runs in six innings Saturday in a win over the Blue Jays.
Charlie Morton was tagged for seven runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Astros on Sunday.
Charlie Morton pitched three innings and surrendered one run and two hits Wednesday in his start versus the Phillies.
Charlie Morton, coming back from hip surgery, tossed two scoreless innings Thursday against the Yankees.
Charlie Morton (hip) continued to express optimism Friday on his ability to be ready for the start of the regular season.
Charlie Morton (hip) is up to 30-40 pitches in his bullpen sessions.
Charlie Morton said Friday that his rehab from hip surgery is going well and he expects to be ready by April.
Pirates activated RHP Charlie Morton from the 60-day disabled list.
Charlie Morton will be sidelined for the next 6-8 months after undergoing surgery on Friday to repair the labrum in his right hip.