• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Third baseman Brent Morel becomes free agent

    Third baseman Brent Morel has elected to become a free agent after clearing waivers, the Pirates announced Tuesday. Morel was recently designated for assignment by the Pirates after hitting .286 with one RBI in seven at-bats this season.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Pirates designate INF Brent Morel for assignment on Saturday

    Pirates infielder Brent Morel was designated for assignment by the club on Saturday. The move was made in order to clear room on the roster for the recently-acquired Aramis Ramirez. Morel appeared in three games for the Pirates in 2015, going 2 for 7 with an RBI.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Pirates place Jordy Mercer on DL, call up Brent Morel

    The Pirates placed infielder Jordy Mercer on the 15-day disabled list, with a lower leg contusion and MCL sprain, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Mercer is expect to miss the next six weeks after a collision at second base in Sunday's game. To replace him, the team recalled corner infielder Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis. He was hitting .266 with nine home runs and 47 RBI at Indianapolis. To make room on the 40-man roster, the team moved outfielder Corey Hart from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list. Hart was recently shut down while on a minor league rehab assignment, recovering from a shoulder injury.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Jose Tabata among 12 players cut from Pirates camp Friday

    The Pirates announced Friday they cut 12 players from major-league camp. They optioned Bobby LaFromboise to Triple-A, while reassigning Deolis Guerra, Gorkys Hernandez, Charlie Leesman, Brad Lincoln, Steve Lombardozzi, Brent Morel, Gustavo Nunez , Deibinson Romero, Jose Tabata, Sebastian Valle and Josh Wall to minor-league camp.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Brent Morel returns to game action for Pirates

    Brent Morel returned to game action for the Pirates on Sunday, entering the game as a defensive replacement at third base in the sixth inning. Morel had been sidelined since March 8 with a strained hamstring.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Pirates' Tabata, Sellers, Morel all day to day due to injuries

    Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata, infielder Brent Morel and infielder Justin Sellers are listed as day to day due to injuries, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Tabata had his right ankle heavily wrapped and was walking around with a limp Thursday after fouling a ball off his foot, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Morel is sidelined due to a sore right hamstring, while Sellers is sidelined with a sore left Achilles. Sellers is also away from the team as he was given permission to leave camp for the birth of his child.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Pirates shore up 40-man roster

    The Pirates have added four players to the 40-man roster on Thursday. Jameson Taillon , Nick Kingham , Willy Garcia and Elias Diaz all had their contracts purchased. In order to make room on the 40-man roster, the team outrighted Brent Morel and designated Ramon Cabrera for assignment.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Brent Morel gets the call Saturday

    The Pirates recalled infielder Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis Saturday, the team announced. Morel spent the minimum 10 days in the minors prior to his recall, and should be able to spend the remainder of the season in the majors with rosters expanding in a few days. He has hit just .143/.182/.190 in 21 at-bats in the majors this season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Brent Morel returned to Indianapolis

    Infielder Brent Morel stuck around for just three days after his promotion by the Pirates from Triple-A Indianapolis. He has been sent down to make room for Wednesday starter Gerrit Cole on the roster. Morel was 0 for 5 in his latest stint with the team and has just three hits in 21 at-bats this season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Brent Morel recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis

    The Pirates recalled infielder Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis Sunday after placing pitcher Charlie Morton (hip) on the disabled list. Morel is batting .188 in nine games this season for Pittsburgh and could be optioned back to the minors as soon as a roster spot is needed.