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Cardinals | Wainwright fans seven in opener

Mon, 06 Apr 2009 21:48:32 -0700

According to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright's seven strikeouts are the most by a Cardinals Opening Day starter since SP Matt Morris struck out seven against the Colorado Rockies in 2002.

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Pirates | Release of Morris cost team

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 13:12:44 -0700

The Associated Press reports the Pittsburgh Pirates decision to release free-agent SP Matt Morris cost the team more than $10 million, including what they have already paid Morris this year. He is making $9.5 million with a $1 million buyout for 2009.

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MLB | Morris leaning toward retirement

Mon, 28 Apr 2008 07:07:10 -0700

The Associated Press reports free-agent SP Matt Morris (Pirates) is leaning toward retirement. "I've accepted it," the 33-year-old Morris said. "It was a great segment of my life. I really can't wait to move on and be with my family. It's a sad day, but it's also a joyful day. ... I'm proud of my career. I didn't mean or want for it to end this way. I've always said the other team will let you know when you're done."

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Pirates | Morris released

Sun, 27 Apr 2008 12:37:06 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released SP Matt Morris, according to USAToday.com.

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Pirates | Morris will not be removed from rotation

Tue, 22 Apr 2008 06:36:22 -0700

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports Pittsburgh Pirates SP Matt Morris will not be taken out of the rotation despite a 9.15 ERA and bad stats in his latest outing April 21 against the Florida Marlins. He gave up eight runs on nine hits in a 10-4 loss. "We haven't even really gotten into (considering) that," manager John Russell said. "I did see him try to be more aggressive. We've just got to get his command of his fastball better to where he can hit his spots and work ahead of batters instead of behind."

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Pirates | Morris throws bullpen session

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 09:24:06 -0700

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel reports Pittsburgh Pirates SP Matt Morris threw a bullpen session Tuesday, April 1.

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Pirates | Morris struggles Monday

Mon, 24 Mar 2008 18:08:52 -0700

The Associated Press reports Pittsburgh Pirates SP Matt Morris allowed seven runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings in the team's spring training game Monday, March 24.

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Pirates | Morris confirmed for fourth rotation spot

Sun, 23 Mar 2008 15:48:22 -0700

MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports the Pittsburgh Pirates will use SP Matt Morris as the No. 4 starter in the rotation. Manager John Russell confirmed the rotation order Sunday, March 23.

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Pirates | Morris to start fifth exhibition game

Mon, 25 Feb 2008 14:17:22 -0800

Rob Biertempfel, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Pirates SP Matt Morris will start the team's fifth exhibition game Monday, March 3. He is scheduled to pitch the first two innings of the game.

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Pirates | Morris impresses with bullpen session

Mon, 18 Feb 2008 13:55:52 -0800

Jenifer Langosch, of Pirates.MLB.com, reports Pittsburgh Pirates SP Matt Morris impressed pitching coach Jeff Andrews with his bullpen session Monday, Feb. 18. Unlike his last bullpen session, when Morris concentrated solely on his fastball, Morris mixed in his offspeed pitches Monday with very good results. "It made me feel really good with what he did today," Andrews said. "I know it's not a max effort, but ... to come out the first day and throw a breaking ball and throw it for strike after strike after strike, that was really nice to see."

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