Morel with the Orix Buffaloes
|Orix Buffaloes – No. 4|
April 21, 1987 |
|MLB: September 7, 2010, for the Chicago White Sox|
|NPB: March 25, 2016, for the Orix Buffaloes|
|Runs batted in||59|
(through 2016 season)
|Runs batted in||38|
Brenton Andre Morel (born April 21, 1987) is an American professional baseball third baseman for the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He previously played for the Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates.
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
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. 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
Morel was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on February 24, 2014. He was optioned to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians on March 21, 2014. He was recalled on May 9, 2014. He was outrighted off the roster on November 20, 2014. On July 25, 2015, he was designated for assignment. Rather than accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A, he became a free agent.
Morel signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics on July 30, 2015. He played the rest of the 2015 season with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds and elected to become a free agent after the season.
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