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Pirates claim Brent Morel off waivers from Blue Jays

Feb 24, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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Pittsburgh claimed Brent Morel off waivers after the third baseman was designated for assignment by Toronto.

Morel was the White Sox’s starting third baseman as a 24-year-old rookie in 2011, but hit just .245 with a .653 OPS in 126 games and has played sparingly in the majors since then. Chicago waived him in December after he hit .266 with six homers and a .751 OPS at Triple-A last season.

He’ll compete for a spot on the Pirates’ bench, but seems destined to wind up back in the minors or on the waiver wire again.

  1. proudlycanadian - Feb 24, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    As a direct result of this move, poor Chase d”Arnaud was designated for assignment by the Pirates. I wonder if the Metropolitans will add Chase to their roster, since they already have his brother Travis.

    • apkyletexas - Feb 24, 2014 at 11:37 PM

      Of all the weak-hitting infielders in the Pirates organization (and there are many), Chase was by far the weakest. His career line in the majors include such stunning stats as 7 RBI and 4 walks in 157 plate appearances. Chase makes Clint Barmes look like the second coming of Barry Bonds.

      • proudlycanadian - Feb 25, 2014 at 7:18 AM

        Chase would fit in quite well with the Mets.

  2. musketmaniac - Feb 24, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    needs at the corners more important than Chase. although it appears to be the wrong corner

  3. karlkolchak - Feb 24, 2014 at 5:25 PM

    Never has a player photo summed up his career so succinctly.

  4. nymets4ever - Feb 25, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    This guy absolutely stinks.

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