No quick fix for Morton

CINCINNATI — In this morning’s paper, I wrote about how Charlie Morton’s confidence issues wrecked most of his season and caused the Pirates to send to the minors for physical rest and mental repairs. Talking with Charlie and those around him, I get the sense he finally realizes what his problems are and has a plan to fix them.

Meek ready to go?

Reliever Evan Meek (bruised right hand) is playing catch this morning and said he feels ready to return to action. However, even as Meek was working out on the field, manager John Russell was taking a more cautious approach about Meek’s availability.