Starling Marte Placed on Disabled List, Brent Morel Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Starling Marte on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion. They have recalled third baseman Brent Morel to take his roster place. Marte was hit in the head by a pitch on Friday. He sat out Saturday, pinch-hit on Sunday, then played Monday, before sitting out last night’s game. Morel was up with the Pirates earlier in the year, but just for one game. He struck out in his only at-bat.

Author: John Dreker

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.

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  • cabbo80

    Don’t bump your head or you will sit for 7 days is the Morel to this story.

    • deacs

      When I read this I was sure it was James Santelli. He was dynamite with the puns.

  • csnumber23

    Starling just can’t catch a break this year! I hope he recovers well! We need him down the stretch!

  • Y2JGQ2

    we called up morel i’m guessing due to pedro’s limp last night. This schmuck doesn’t belong in the MLs. Can’t we use Martinez as a backup? Morel serves no purpose

    • leowalter

      YOU are the schmuck in this story. You probably couldn’t carry Morel’s bat. What were you ? A Little League All Star ? Clown stuff.

  • veinteuno

    Come on Hurdle go with your gut #freelambo

  • Guest

    I guess the Tabata project is finally over, thank God. Kinda curious about why they waited, I was starting to wonder if NH traded him.

    • moose7195

      I mean that it is curious that they waited with Marte, not Tabata

  • freddylang

    Jason Creasy has walked 6 guys his last 84+ IP. This is just unbelievable. 62-6 k:bb during that span. 1 walk in last 38ip. 23:1 k:bb. Even Greg Maddux would be impressed with these numbers. Can’t wait to see what he does in AA.

  • dr dng

    Any idea why no Lambo or Hague?

    Also Hague has sat out the last two games.
    Any idea why?

    I’d like to see how far Lambo could hit
    one at Colorado.

  • Jason Kaatz

    One aspect of this is getting more reps for Snider before the deadline. Although maybe that ship has sailed for getting value out of a trade for Snider and he is on the bench for the long haul.

    • CalipariFan506

      I think Snider’s value off the bench for the Pirates is greater than the value he could net in a trade.

    • leowalter

      Yeah, that 4 for seven stretch of Snider’ s and league leading 11 pinch hits makes him almost worthless.

  • bucsws2014

    The Mushroom got a hit!