PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 14: Charlie Morton #50 of the Pittsburgh Pirates pitches against the St. Louis Cardinals during the game on September 14, 2011 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Charlie Morton will pitch for the first time this spring today against the Phillies at 1:05 p.m. Brad Lincoln and Kyle McPherson were both supposed to pitch as well, but neither of them will -- Lincoln has calf tightness, and McPherson has a "dead arm." Here's hoping the "dead arm" doesn't turn out to be anything serious.
Some members of the Pirates will also head to St. Petersburg this afternoon to take on the Netherlands in the International Baseball Tournament.