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Brent Morel | Third Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/21/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cal Poly
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Brent Morel has elected free agency.
Morel was again outrighted off the 40-man roster and has decided to look for a job elsewhere instead of reporting back to Triple-A Indianapolis. He's hitting .266/.322/.441 with nine homers at Triple-A this season. Jul 28 - 7:50 PM

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Pirates designated INF Brent Morel for assignment.

Morel had been seeing action at third base for the Pirates, but with Aramis Ramirez in tow his services were no longer needed. There's a chance that he passes through waivers unclaimed and continues to serve as organizational depth for the Buccos.
Jul 25 - 3:36 PM

Pirates purchased the contract of 3B Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Jordy Mercer is out for the next six weeks with a lower leg contusion and MCL sprain, which shifts Jung Ho Kang into a starting role at shortstop and leaves a lack of depth at third base. Morel should get some starts there, though he's probably not going to carry fantasy relevance.
Jul 20 - 3:58 PM

Brent Morel will join the Pirates on Monday.

Morel will provide much-needed depth at third base in the aftermath of Jordy Mercer's serious leg injury. Jung Ho Kang is going to shift to shortstop, so there will be playing time available at the hot corner. Morel, 28, was batting .266/.322/.441 with nine home runs and eight stolen bases in 81 games this season at Triple-A Indianapolis.
Jul 20 - 9:45 AM

Pirates sent 3B Brent Morel outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Morel hit just .179/.220/.231 during his brief time with the Pirates this season. He has the opportunity to elect free agency.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 07:06:00 PM

Pirates recalled INF Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Morel has struggled mightily in his brief time with the Buccos this season, slashing a paltry/.143/.182/.190. He will function as extra infield depth for the remainder of the season, but holds no fantasy value.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 01:38:00 PM

Pirates optioned 3B Brent Morel to Triple-A Indianapolis.

He's clearing room for Gerrit Cole's return from the DL. Morel has hit only .143/.182/.190 during his brief time in the majors this season. He'll be back when rosters expand.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 03:14:00 PM

Pirates recalled 3B Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Morel has managed three hits in 16 at-bats in the majors this season. He'll be used in a bench role.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 12:51:00 PM

Pirates optioned 3B Brent Morel to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Morel has managed three hits in 16 at-bats in the majors this season. He's being replaced on the roster by Jayson Nix.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 11:22:00 AM

Pirates recalled 3B Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Morel was recalled to take the spot of Starling Marte, who hit the disabled list with a concussion. Morel is hitting .246/.318/.342 and will serve as infield depth for the Pirates.
Wed, Jul 23, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Pirates optioned INF Brent Morel to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Morel drew just one at-bat in his two-day stay with the Bucs. He'll continue serving as organizational depth.
Mon, May 12, 2014 01:17:00 PM

Pirates recalled INF Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Morel gets the call even though he was hitting just .215/.279/.312 over his first 25 games at Indy. He'll provide infield depth.
Fri, May 9, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Pirates claimed INF Brent Morel off waivers from the Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays designated Morel for assignment late last week to clear a 40-man roster spot for Liam Hendriks. Morel will now battle for a backup infield job in Pirates camp. He doesn't have a very good shot.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 03:09:00 PM

Blue Jays designated 3B Brent Morel for assignment.

The move clears room for the addition of Liam Hendriks, who was claimed off waivers. Morel spent the majority of the 2013 season at Triple-A with the White Sox, hitting .266/.349/.403 with six homers and 54 RBI in 106 games. There's a decent chance he'll clear waivers.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 01:56:00 PM

Blue Jays claimed 3B Brent Morel off waivers from the White Sox.

Morel spent the majority of the 2013 season at Triple-A Charlotte, where he hit .266/.349/.403 with six homers and 54 RBI in 106 games. The 26-year-old will function as organizational corner infield depth for the Jays.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 03:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3Pedro Florimon
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
3Jaff Decker
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5Jeff Locke
6Vance Worley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jared Hughes
5Arquimedes Caminero
6Rob Scahill
7Deolis Guerra
8Brandon Cumpton