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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28 Comments on "Pirates Designate Chase d’Arnaud For Assignment"


YankeeFan™
1 year 6 months ago

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

brian310
1 year 6 months 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 6 months ago

Worked really well for B.J. Upton lol

brian310
1 year 6 months 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 6 months ago

D’Arnaud way they should do that.

DerekJeterDan
1 year 6 months ago

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

paqza
1 year 6 months ago

Doesn’t seem like it’d be worth it.

Ruben_Tomorrow
1 year 6 months 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.

Todd Smith
1 year 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

Todd Smith
1 year 6 months 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 6 months 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.

Aron
1 year 6 months ago

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

Old bucco
1 year 6 months 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 6 months 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.

bighiggy
1 year 6 months 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 6 months 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.

burnboll
1 year 6 months ago

Nothing Wong with starting Kolten at 2nd base…

Ron Loreski
1 year 6 months ago

I see what you did there!..

George Burns
1 year 6 months ago

As a bucs fan i’d take that in a second

burnboll
1 year 6 months ago

Is he related to Travis D’Arnaud?

connfyoozed .
1 year 6 months 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.

letsgobucs
1 year 6 months 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 6 months ago

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