Tag: Brent Morel

Clint Hurdle on the Roles for Worley and Locke, and Morel...

Earlier today the Pittsburgh Pirates released their Wild Card roster. There weren’t too many surprises. When asked if he considered Francisco Liriano in a relief role, Clint Hurdle simply said “No.” He also discussed a few of the moves that rounded out the roster. The Roles For Vance Worley and Jeff Locke Last year the […]
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First Pitch: Who Will the Pirates Call Up When Rosters Expand?

In a little less than a week, rosters will expand around baseball, allowing teams to carry up to 40 guys on the active roster, being limited to anyone on the 40-man roster. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, this will almost certainly mean the arrival of some bullpen arms to help out, along with some extra bench […]
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The Pirates Bench Shows the Real Problem With This Team, and...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a horrible bench right now. That includes Michael Martinez, Brent Morel, and Jayson Nix. Morel has a .372 OPS, Nix has a .284 OPS, and Martinez has a .363 OPS. Some of those guys have even been getting starts, due to various struggles and injuries the Pirates have seen. The Pirates […]
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Charlie Morton Placed on DL, Brent Morel Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and third baseman Brent Morel has been promoted from Indianapolis and added to the active roster. The move with Morton was made retroactive to August 16th and it was called right hip inflammation. The addition of Morel […]
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Minor Moves: Stetson Allie Activated From the DL

The Altoona Curve have activated Stetson Allie from the disabled list. Allie was on the DL with a concussion, which he suffered during a brawl two weeks ago. He’s in the lineup tonight for the Altoona Curve, playing first base. Indianapolis has also announced a few moves, with infielder Brent Morel being placed on the […]
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Minor Moves: Brent Morel to Disabled List, Rojas Move Official

The Indianapolis Indians have placed third baseman Brent Morel on the disabled list today with plantar fasciitis. He has played 42 games for Indianapolis this year and struggled, hitting .222/.287/.340 in 153 at-bats. Morel got in one game for the Pittsburgh Pirates, striking out in his only at-bat. It was announced last night that Mel […]
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Prospect Highlights: Base Hit From Willy Garcia, Two Homers From Indianapolis

Altoona lost 6-5 on Sunday despite two homers from Stetson Allie. Unfortunately, videos of those homers haven’t been uploaded on milb.com, possibly because they are still waiting for the second one to land. So today we got with what we got, a nice single the other way from Willy Garcia to score a run in […]
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Prospect Watch: Stetson Allie Crushes Two Home Runs

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. ¬†Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Stolmy Pimentel #13). 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 […]
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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, […]
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Pirates Add Brent Morel to the Active Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added infielder Brent Morel to the active roster, replacing Phil Irwin, who was optioned yesterday. The move to add Morel is a surprise, since he’s done nothing in Triple-A to deserve a promotion. He currently has a .215/.279/.312 line in 93 at-bats with Indianapolis. He also hasn’t been hot in his […]
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