Brent Morel

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Brent Morel
Brent Morel on August 8, 2011.jpg
Morel with the Chicago White Sox
Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 59
Third baseman
Born: (1987-04-21) April 21, 1987 (age 27)
Bakersfield, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 7, 2010 for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
(through July 13, 2014)
Batting average .229
Hits 141
Home runs 13
Runs batted in 54
Teams

Brenton Andre Morel (born April 21, 1987) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career[edit]

Morel attended Centennial High School in Bakersfield, California, and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, where he played college baseball for the Cal Poly Mustangs.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Morel was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the third round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He was called up to the majors for the first time on September 2, 2010.[1] He had his first major league hit and home run in the same at bat on September 10 against Kansas City Royals pitcher Bruce Chen.

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

Morel was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on December 23, 2013.[2] He was designated for assignment on February 21, 2014, to make room for Liam Hendriks.[3]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

Morel was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on February 24, 2014.[4] He was optioned to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians on March 21, 2014.[5] He was recalled on May 9, 2014.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gonzales, Mark (September 2, 2010). "Third base help on the way for Sox". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays claim third baseman Brent Morel off waivers from Chicago White Sox". Canadian Press. December 23, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Adams, Steve (February 21, 2014). "Blue Jays Claim Liam Hendriks, Designate Brent Morel For Assignment". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pirates claim INF Morel off waivers from Blue Jays". Associated Press. ESPN.com. February 24, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ Singer, Tom; Nowak, Joey (March 21, 2014). "Pirates cut eight from Spring Training roster". MLB.com. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Pirates recall infielder Brent Morel". Associated Press. ESPN.com. May 9, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014. 

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