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.


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13 Comments on "Blue Jays Claim Brent Morel"


klassic
1 year 7 months ago

Hooray

Serge Jays Fan
1 year 7 months 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
1 year 7 months ago

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

ziggy13
1 year 7 months ago

Replace Lawrie? Hahaha no

brownlar
1 year 7 months ago

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

Matt
1 year 7 months ago

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

Matt
1 year 7 months ago

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

TO647
1 year 7 months 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
1 year 7 months ago

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

Gary Slippoy
1 year 7 months ago

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

David Stewart
1 year 7 months ago

Forgive him Lord, he knows not what he does.

thefridge99
1 year 7 months ago

The AAA roster doesn’t fill itself you know.

KingofKauff
1 year 7 months ago

Bulging disc and turf seems like a bad combo.