The 32-year-old Morneau, an 11-year veteran and 2006
The Pirates, who entered play Saturday tied for first place in the
“We've got more depth, we've got more options than we had four days ago,” Pittsburgh Manager
Morneau, who has 17 home runs and 74 runs batted in this season, is a lifetime .278 hitter. During a four-season stretch from 2006 to 2009, Morneau averaged 117 RBIs and hit 30 or more homers three times, but he only played in 150 games combined during the 2010 and 2011 seasons because of multiple injuries.
He has been particularly hot recently, hitting nine homers in August.
"I think he's found some ways to spark some things offensively in the second half," Hurdle said.