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Pirates activate Cruz, place Morton on DL

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right-handed reliever Juan Cruz from the restricted list and placed right-handed starter Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Friday.

Cruz was placed on the restricted list four days ago. He has a 1-1 record with a 1.45 ERA in 20 games this season.

Morton has been suffering from right elbow inflammation. His DL stay is retroactive to May 30 after posting a 2-6 record with a 4.65 ERA.

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