PITTSBURGH (AP) -The Pittsburgh Pirates designated infielder Matt Kata for assignment before Thursday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals to make room on the 25-man roster for the newly acquired Matt Morris.
Kata, who began the season with the Texas Rangers before being released and signing with the Pirates as a minor league free agent, had his contract purchased by Pittsburgh on June 30.
He appeared in 16 games for the Pirates - four starts - hitting .214 with two RBIs. The five-year veteran hit .186 in 31 games for Texas.
The Pirates traded outfielder Rajai Davis and a player to be named. Morris reported to Pittsburgh on Thursday morning.

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