Blue Jays Claim Brent Morel

The Blue Jays have claimed third baseman Brent Morel off waivers from the White Sox, according to Toronto's transactions page. The loss of Morel will create a 40-man roster spot for left-hander Eric Surkamp, who was claimed by the White Sox earlier this afternoon.

The 26-year-old Morel has a career .229/.276/.333 batting line in 669 Major League plate appearances with the White Sox. Heading into the 2011 season, Baseball America ranked Morel second among White Sox prospects and 85th in all of baseball, praising his quick line-drive swing and calling him an intelligent defender with a quick first step. His offense has tanked since that time, however, as he's batted just .248/.323/.373 in 608 minor league plate appearances over the past two years. A bulging disc in his back in 2012 likely played a large role in that offensive decline.

The writing was on the wall for Morel after a marginal season at the plate and Chicago's acquisition of the much younger Matt Davidson in last week's trade with the Diamondbacks.

13 Responses to Blue Jays Claim Brent Morel Leave a Reply

  1. klassic 2 years ago


  2. Serge Jays Fan 2 years ago

    Howdy! Well the Blue Jays did something 😉 It is a depth move of course, but maybe He can replace the oft injured Brett Lawrie. Need Pitching though , I would not be surprise that the Jays will not make many moves. Maybe to stand path. Take care to You All and Best of the Holidays.

    • TO647 2 years ago

      Or maybe Lawrie can actually learn how to stay healthy for once lol.

    • ziggy13 2 years ago

      Replace Lawrie? Hahaha no

    • brownlar 2 years ago

      you want them to replace brett lawrie with brent morel? Brent Morel?

    • Matt 2 years ago

      Brent Morel is at best a 3rd string emergency option.

    • Matt 2 years ago

      Brent Morel is at best a 3rd string emergency option.

  3. TO647 2 years ago

    Just some Triple A depth, but man, I was hoping it would be Jimenez, Garza, Santana, etc…I guess it depends on the Tanaka decision.

    • ziggy13 2 years ago

      Really hoping we Jimenez. Our first rounders are protected and he has higher upside (may even cost less) than Garza

  4. Gary Slippoy 2 years ago

    Just what we need, another stiff! Way to go A.A. That will get you closer to a division crown.

    • David Stewart 2 years ago

      Forgive him Lord, he knows not what he does.

    • thefridge99 2 years ago

      The AAA roster doesn’t fill itself you know.

  5. KingofKauff 2 years ago

    Bulging disc and turf seems like a bad combo.

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