Morton has been sidelined by right hip inflammation since Aug. 16
and is expected to have surgery to repair a sports hernia at the end
of the season.
Morton has started all 25 games in which he has pitched this season.
He's 5-12 with a 3.84 ERA.
Worley moves into the bullpen.
"We followed up on how he's feeling (following Friday's throwing) --
and we're giving him the ball," manager Clint Hurdle said of Morton.
"Vance could either piggyback Charlie's start, or play a role out of
---Left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu did not accompany the Los Angeles
Dodgers on their flight to Denver on Sunday night. Instead, he
returned to Los Angeles, where he will have an MRI on his injured
left shoulder Monday.
---Seattle Mariners left fielder Dustin Ackley (ankle) was not in
the lineup. He has missed six of the past seven games due to bone
spurs in his left ankle.
---Oakland A's catcher Geovany Soto (back spasms) was not in the
lineup for a second consecutive day, but all indications are that he
will be back after the off day Monday.
---Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis missed a sixth consecutive
game because of strep throat.
---Texas Rangers outfielder Michael Choice left the game after
pulling up with a strained left hamstring while running out a
two-run double in the fifth. An MRI is scheduled for Monday.
---Kansas City Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, who missed his
previous start with a sore shoulder, threw 20 pitches off the mound
Sunday with no pain. He could return to the rotation Tuesday against
the Chicago White Sox.
---In 10 minor league games to begin his U.S. pro career, outfielder
Rusney Castillo, a Cuban defector signed by the Red Sox last month
to a seven-year big league contract, is hitting .297 with four
doubles and three walks. He will join the Red Sox in Pittsburgh on
---Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price said first baseman Joey Votto
took underhanded pitches during a batting session as he continues to
work his way back from a left quad injury that has sidelined him
since early July.
---Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez was out of the
starting lineup with a sore hamstring. Manager Ron Roenicke said he
is hopeful that sitting out Sunday, along with the team's scheduled
off-day Monday, would put Ramirez in a good spot for the stretch
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Ramirez had started 40 straight games before Sunday.
---Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said right-hander Anthony
Swarzak will likely make the spot start Monday against the Detroit
Tigers that was created when left-hander Tommy Milone (neck
soreness) could not pitch.
---Chicago White Sox veteran first baseman Paul Konerko (broken
bone, left hand) is targeting his return to action for either the
end of the next series at Kansas City, or the start of a series that
starts Friday in Tampa Bay.
---The Tampa Bay Rays recalled right-hander Alex Colome, infielder
Nick Franklin and left-hander C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham
after the Bulls lost 4-1 Saturday to Pawtucket in the International
---New York Mets right-hander Vic Black, whose velocity was down
several mph during his one inning of work Saturday, was scheduled to
see a doctor Sunday. Black was on the disabled list from Aug. 24
through Sept. 8 with a slightly herniated disc in his neck.
---Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said that suspended
first baseman Chris Davis will be working out in Sarasota and, if
allowed, could play in Instructional League action in the coming
---New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the situation involving
catcher Francisco Cervelli remains day-to-day. The catcher has
missed 12 straight games due to cluster/migraine headaches but said
he's getting stronger and improving.
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