Well, that was quick.

Brent Morel has been designated for assignment by the Pirates, in order to clear a spot on the 25-man roster for Aramis Ramirez, per a team press release. Morel came up on Monday to give the Pirates an extra infielder after Jordy Mercer went on the disabled list. He came up with a big hit in last night’s game, but ultimately he didn’t have a spot on the team after the Pirates quickly worked to add Aramis Ramirez.

Morel will likely go unclaimed, at which point he would be outrighted to Indianapolis. He could opt to decline that assignment and become a free agent, although he’d just end up signing elsewhere to play in Triple-A if that was the case.

The move leaves an open spot on the 40-man roster, which could be filled in the next week with outside additions.

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    • Why? Doesn’t cost anything to keep him around, he has a good attitude, and he was hitting pretty well in AAA. If he is claimed,it doesn’t help the Bucs in any way. This isn’t Tabata we’re talking about.

  1. Big hit last night knowing he was gone today. Shows me he’s a true Pro. Hope Pirates can keep him in Indy for emergency purposes.

        • We had to open a 40 spot when we acquired him. We had to open a 25 man spot today. We couldn’t DFA Morel the day we acquired Ramirez because he was in the starting lineup. Simple coincidence/matter of circumstances that we have an open 40 spot, although it likely will come in helpful.

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