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Pirates put A.J. Burnett on DL

Updated: June 14, 2013, 1:53 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Pirates placed ace A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf and filled his roster spot by activating right-hander Charlie Morton, who returns to the majors almost a year to the day after having Tommy John surgery.

Morton, who underwent the elbow reconstruction procedure last June 14, will start Thursday night against the San Francisco Giants.

Burnett was scheduled to start Friday against the Dodgers but the 36-year-old notified ...

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