Today the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed Brent Morel off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. The move isn't exactly inspiring. Morel doesn't have good offensive numbers in his time at the major league level, and that includes any platoon splits. It's normal for a waiver claim to lack noticeable appeal. The players who are on waivers were the guys who were the 40th best player on their former team's 40-man roster. The better players who are designated for assignment usually get traded for a minimal return before they have a chance to hit waivers. So in most cases, a waiver claim isn't going to bring an exciting player.
The addition of Morel seems to be about depth. The Pirates have no depth at third base behind Pedro Alvarez. Currently their internal options are the following.
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