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New Bucs pitcher Morris to report today

| Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007

Matt Morris will report to the Pirates today, which will require a roster move -- perhaps another demotion for Jonah Bayliss. Morris is scheduled to pitch Saturday against Cincinnati.

• The Pirates aren't responsible for Morris' $2 million signing bonus, which is payable upon the completion of Morris' contract. That money will be paid by the San Francisco Giants. Morris is making $9.5 million this year.

• Tom Gorzelanny's next start has been pushed back another day -- to Sunday. Gorzelanny, who skipped a turn to give his sore shoulder a rest, is scheduled to throw a bullpen session today. The left-hander reported no problems after throwing long toss Tuesday and Wednesday.

• Xavier Nady (hamstring) doesn't appear to be headed to the disabled list. He received treatment yesterday and plans to try some running and cutting today.

• Jose Bautista was activated from the disabled list and started at third base last night. Bautista had been out since July 15 with a lacerated hand.

"It's definitely 100 percent," Bautista said. "It's been like that for five or six days."

• The Pirates scored 90 runs in July, ranking 30th in the majors. Bautista didn't score a run in the nine games in which he played. Freddy Sanchez was the team leader in homers (five) and runs scored (17).


Digits

45 - Walks drawn by Pirates batters in July

25 - Walks drawn by Barry Bonds in July

121 - Walks drawn by the Boston Red Sox in July

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