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 Pirates went with Francisco Liriano as their starter...
PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pirates have recalled infielder Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday to bolster a bench shortened by injuries.
Morel was hitting .273 with four home runs and 52 RBIs in 92 games at Indianapolis. He also hit .143 with three RBIs in 12 games with the Pirates earlier this season.
Left-hander Jeff Locke was optioned to Indianapolis in a procedural move...
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August 30, 2014
For seven innings, this game was frustrating. “Why is Brent Morel a Major League player?/Seriously this year is the year that nobody wants to trade for a prospect?/Seriously, why even bother having replay if you can’t look at that play?/OK, really, Vidal Nuno was A WASHINGTON WILD THING!!!” sort of frustrating.
Then, the Pirates’ offense and Diamondbacks’ bullpen combined...
At this point, seeing the Pirates line up against another left-handed pitcher makes me feel like I’m Superman and I’ve been in a room with Kryptonite for a week. With Starling Marte out, Brent Morel will start at third base again. Honestly, I have to keep checking to see if his name is Brett or Brent. I would have never imagined that he’d get two consecutive starts during a...
I'm a little behind the gun on this, but the Pirates made a small move on Monday that's probably worth talking at least a little bit about. They claimed Brent Morel off of waivers from the Blue Jays and, to make room for him on the 40-man roster, they designated Chase d'Arnaud for assignment.
Morel was drafted by the White Sox in the third round of the 2008 draft and turned...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed third baseman Brent Morel off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Pirates made the move Monday. They designated for assignment infielder Chase d'Arnaud to make room on the 40-man roster for Morel.
Morel was designated for assignment Friday. The Blue Jays had claimed Morel from the Chicago White Sox in December.
Twenty-seven in April, Morel...
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February 24, 2014