Pirates Designate Chase d’Arnaud For Assignment

TUESDAY: Though they have 10 days to make a move, the Pirates have already placed d'Arnaud on waivers, tweets MLB.com's Tom Singer.

MONDAY: The Pirates have designated infielder Chase d'Arnaud for assignment in order to clear a 40-man roster spot for Brent Morel, according to the team's transactions page.

The 27-year-old d'Arnaud (the older brother of top Mets prospect Travis d'Arnaud) is a career .208/.232/.275 hitter in 157 plate appearances for the Pirates. Formerly a fourth-round pick of the Pirates, d'Arnaud has never been with a different organization. In six minor league seasons, the shortstop/second baseman has a career .261/.339/.397 batting line. He's also swiped more than 30 bases in three different seasons and has been successful in 153 of 185 stolen base attempts in the minors (83 percent).

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  1. YankeeFan™ 1 year ago

    mets should claim him just so he can be in the same organization with his brother

    • brian310 1 year ago

      Yeah he can compete for a bench job. Opportunity to hang out with his bro every day could light a fire under him

      • Nathan Boley 1 year ago

        Worked really well for B.J. Upton lol

        • brian310 1 year ago

          Eh BJ also got paid and already had a history of being lazy. Chase has to fight for a spot and has to work hard to stay

    • wkkortas 1 year ago

      D’Arnaud way they should do that.

  2. DerekJeterDan 1 year ago

    Mets need SS depth. Would be a nice for him with his Brother aboard.

    • paqza 1 year ago

      Doesn’t seem like it’d be worth it.

      • Ruben_Tomorrow 1 year ago

        If it makes Travis more comfortable or somehow makes him hit then by all means pick him up. I can’t see that is a reality, but it couldn’t hurt to bring him aboard. The Mets have an open spot on the 40-man, and if Chase doesn’t perform in ST, then they can DFA him.

  3. Todd Smith 1 year ago

    Wouldn’t be shocked if he clears waivers and sticks in the Pirates system. The guy can just never stay healthy.

    • Dave Pierce 1 year ago

      If he had stayed healthy last year year, he might have been the SS when Barmes had struggles.

      • Todd Smith 1 year ago

        I admit that I was pretty excited about d’Arnaud when he got called up a few years ago – but I probably would have been excited to see anybody instead of Ronny Cedeno.

        Would like to see them keep him. At the very least, his speed could be a nice weapon off the bench as a September callup.

        • connfyoozed . 1 year ago

          I would be very surprised if he gets claimed. Other than one season in the minors, he really has never hit all that well. He runs well, he can get on base a little, he is a little bit versatile, and his glove is OK if I remember right, but I don’t know how much of a prospect he currently is. I agree that if he clears waivers, having him as a September call-up or last guy on the bench if injuries occur would not be a bad scenario.

  4. Aron 1 year ago

    Lol the Jays should go right back and claim him, they need a 2B!

  5. Old bucco 1 year ago

    Bad move…..barmas as couldn’t play on my college team. Slow ,old, no arm and can’t hit..sounds just like Clint hurdle

    • bucsws2014 1 year ago

      Barmes both hits and fields better than d’Arnaud. Ever watch Double-Clutch d’Arnaud field a grounder? Be serious. Besides, Andino already jumped over d’Arnaud on the depth chart. Wouldn’t be surprised if Hanson did too.

  6. bighiggy 1 year ago

    Sure someone will claim him but would like to see the cards put in a claim, in case descalso falters as the utility guy

    • Ron Loreski 1 year ago

      Maybe the Cards and Bucs should swap d’Arnaud for Descalso. I’d like to see the Pirates have a better utility guy than Josh Harrison.

      Do the Cards even have room on the roster for Descalso?

      IF-Adams, Wong, Peralta, Carpenter, Ellis, Kozma
      OF-Craig, Hollday, Bourjos, Jay
      C-Molina, Cruz

      Assuming they carry 12 pitchers, that leaves one spot open for either Descalso or Shane Robinson.

  7. burnboll 1 year ago

    Is he related to Travis D’Arnaud?

    • Steve Adams 1 year ago

      Couldn’t be bothered to get to the second sentence of the original post?

      • burnboll 1 year ago

        Oh ok.

        i wonder why he doesn’t play catcher then.

        • Ron Loreski 1 year ago

          I wonder why Travis doesn’t play infield.

          • burnboll 1 year ago

            Good point. Travis should probably play second base. Better for his knees.

  8. connfyoozed . 1 year ago

    D’Arnaud is decent AAA depth, nothing more at this point. To be fair, the same can be said for Morel, so I am assuming that this is being done merely because 3B is not currently as deep as 2B or SS in the upper organization, especially since the addition of Andino.

  9. letsgobucs 1 year ago

    Chase is a fun player to watch. He is super fast on the basepaths and he is a gritty, dirt on the uniform type of player. His only real experience in the majors was in 2011 when the Bucs gave him a chance to win the SS job. He was ahead of Jordy Mercer in the organization back then. Any team looking for a guy to play SS at AAA and maybe an injury fill-in during the season should at least kick the tires on d’Arnaud.

    • burnboll 1 year ago

      Doesn’t kick the tires mean to give up on something, ie Chase?

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