Brent Morel

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Brent Morel
Brent Morel on August 8, 2011.jpg
Morel with the Chicago White Sox
Third baseman
Born: (1987-04-21) April 21, 1987 (age 32)
Bakersfield, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 7, 2010, for the Chicago White Sox
NPB: March 25, 2016, for the Orix Buffaloes
Last appearance
MLB: July 24, 2015, for the Pittsburgh Pirates
NPB: June 30, 2017, for the Orix Buffaloes
MLB statistics
Batting average.227
Home runs13
Runs batted in59
NPB statistics
Batting average.251
Home runs9
Runs batted in49

Brenton Andre Morel (born April 21, 1987) is a former American professional baseball third baseman. He previously played for the Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates.


Morel attended Centennial High School in Bakersfield, California, and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California, where he played college baseball for the Cal Poly Mustangs.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

Morel was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the third round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft. He was called up to the majors for the first time on September 2, 2010.[1] He had his first major league hit and home run in the same at bat on September 10 against Kansas City Royals pitcher Bruce Chen.

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

Morel was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays on December 23, 2013.[2] He was designated for assignment on February 21, 2014, to make room for Liam Hendriks.[3]

Pittsburgh Pirates[edit]

Morel was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates on February 24, 2014.[4] He was optioned to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians on March 21, 2014.[5] He was recalled on May 9, 2014.[6] He was outrighted off the roster on November 20, 2014. On July 25, 2015, he was designated for assignment. Rather than accepting an outright assignment to Triple-A, he became a free agent.[7]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

Morel signed a minor league contract with the Oakland Athletics on July 30, 2015. He played the rest of the 2015 season with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds and elected to become a free agent after the season.

Orix Buffaloes[edit]

Morel signed with the Orix Buffaloes of Nippon Professional Baseball for the 2016 season. He then signed again for the 2017 season.

On December 2, 2017, he became a free agent,[8] and announced his retirement from professional baseball.[9]


  1. ^ Gonzales, Mark (September 2, 2010). "Third base help on the way for Sox". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays claim third baseman Brent Morel off waivers from Chicago White Sox". Canadian Press. December 23, 2013. Archived from the original on December 23, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  3. ^ Adams, Steve (February 21, 2014). "Blue Jays Claim Liam Hendriks, Designate Brent Morel For Assignment". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  4. ^ "Pirates claim INF Morel off waivers from Blue Jays". Associated Press. February 24, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  5. ^ Singer, Tom; Nowak, Joey (March 21, 2014). "Pirates cut eight from Spring Training roster". Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "Pirates recall infielder Brent Morel". Associated Press. May 9, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  7. ^ "Twins' Bullpen Blows it Against Pirates". Reuters Media. Duluth News Tribune. July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  8. ^ "2017年度 自由契約選手". 日本野球機構 (in Japanese). December 2, 2017. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "【オリックス】モレル退団決定 現役引退し実家のブドウ農園継ぐ". スポーツ報知 (in Japanese). September 26, 2017. Archived from the original on February 28, 2018. Retrieved January 16, 2018.

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