Pirates Recall Jaff Decker, Option Brent Morel

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled outfielder Jaff Decker, and have optioned Brent Morel to Triple-A. The set of moves was expected, as we heard late last night that Decker was heading to Pittsburgh.

The Pirates needed an extra outfielder with the minor injuries to Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen is in the lineup tonight, although Marte is out, being replaced by Jose Tabata in left field. Travis Snider is also back in the lineup, after missing the last two games due to his suspension.

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  • R Edwards

    Can someone can explain to me why we bring up Decker, when he is hitting what – .230?? Chris Dickerson is the kind of veteran that could actually help this team – he is a competent outfielder – can play all 3 spots – he has experience, can run, and can get very streaky hot. He had stretches last year when he was a real solid contributor to the Orioles.

    • jaygray007

      It is because Dickerson isn’t on the 40 man and and is a veteran . Which wouldn’t be a problem if he was needed long term and wouldn’t have to be sent down again. To be sent down again he would have to clear waivers. Since this move is just for a few days while marte gets healthy, they made the “reversible” move… bringing up the guy Decker who can be sent back down without any problems.