The Indianapolis Indians have placed third baseman Brent Morel on the disabled list today with plantar fasciitis. He has played 42 games for Indianapolis this year and struggled, hitting .222/.287/.340 in 153 at-bats. Morel got in one game for the Pittsburgh Pirates, striking out in his only at-bat.
It was announced last night that Mel Rojas Jr. was being promoted to Indianapolis and that move was made official today. His place on the Altoona Curve roster will be taken by outfielder Junior Sosa, who was transferred to the Jamestown roster in early April. Sosa actually made the Curve Opening Day roster, but never played and was demoted when Stetson Allie was added to the roster on April 4th.
In one other move that was on paper only, Austin Meadows was added to the West Virginia roster...
John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.