Tag: Brent Morel

Brent Morel Refuses Outright Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that Brent Morel refused his outright assignment and he is now a free agent. The Pirates called him up on July 20th and he went 2-for-7 with a double and an RBI in three games. Once Aramis Ramirez joined the team five days later, Morel was designated for assignment. In 81 […]
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Brent Morel Designated For Assignment

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 […]
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Mercer to the DL, Brent Morel Called Up, How Did the...

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that Jordy Mercer has a lower leg contusion and a sprain of the medial collateral ligament of his left knee. The injury occurred yesterday during a collision near second base with Milwaukee’s Carlos Gomez. Mercer has been placed on the 15-day disabled and Brett Morel will take his place on the […]
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Prospect Watch: Horrible Night on Defense Throughout the Farm System

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the […]
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Minors Notes: Broxton Moved Down, Espinal Moved Up, Ramirez Back in...

In about a week and a half, minor leaguers will break camp and head north to their respective full-season teams (with the exception of Bradenton players, who will just head ten minutes across town). The rosters are starting to take shape, although there are still a few decisions to be made, especially as it relates […]
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Pirates Cut 12 Players From Major League Camp

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a big round of cuts today, sending the following players to the minors. Jose Tabata Steve Lombardozzi Charlie Leesman Josh Wall Bobby LaFromboise Deolis Guerra Brad Lincoln Gorkys Hernandez Brent Morel Gustavo Nunez Sebastian Valle Deibinson Romero LaFromboise was optioned to Indianapolis, while everyone else was reassigned to minor league camp. […]
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The Latest Update on Chris Stewart Pretty Much Secures a Roster...

Last night I wrote about a few injury updates from the press conference with Clint Hurdle. The Pirates have released more information this morning, including updates on a few new players. Chris Stewart – I wrote last night that Hurdle said there has been no progress with Stewart as he is dealing with a hamstring injury. […]
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First Pitch: The Pirates Are Really Trying to Avoid Another Martinez/Nix/Morel...

A lot of things had to go wrong last year to get Michael Martinez, Jayson Nix, and Brent Morel on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ active roster at the same time. Andrew McCutchen went down with an injury on August 3rd, and didn’t return until August 19th. Neil Walker was injured on August 1st, returned for a […]
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NRIs For Morel and Tabata, Kang Scouting Report, Harrison’s Future, Win...

The MLB.com transactions page has Brent Morel and Jose Tabata receiving invites to Spring Training. Earlier in the week we learned that Tabata was invited to camp. Morel isn’t a surprise, since he played in Pittsburgh last year, is still in their minor league system, and is currently participating in mini camp. The other day I […]
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Pirates Add Four to the 40-Man Roster, DFA Ike Davis

Today is the deadline to add players to the 40-man roster in order to protect them from the 2014 Rule 5 draft. Yesterday I wrote about the protection process, along with who should be protected this year. The Pirates have until 11:59 PM EST tonight to set their rosters. In previous years, the official announcements […]
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