Starling Marte Placed on Disabled List, Brent Morel Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Starling Marte on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion. They have recalled third baseman Brent Morel to take his roster place. Marte was hit in the head by a pitch on Friday. He sat out Saturday, pinch-hit on Sunday, then played Monday, before sitting out last night’s game. Morel was up with the Pirates earlier in the year, but just for one game. He struck out in his only at-bat.

  • The Mushroom got a hit!

  • One aspect of this is getting more reps for Snider before the deadline. Although maybe that ship has sailed for getting value out of a trade for Snider and he is on the bench for the long haul.

    • CalipariFan506
      July 23, 2014 11:52 pm

      I think Snider’s value off the bench for the Pirates is greater than the value he could net in a trade.

    • Yeah, that 4 for seven stretch of Snider’ s and league leading 11 pinch hits makes him almost worthless.

  • Any idea why no Lambo or Hague?

    Also Hague has sat out the last two games.
    Any idea why?

    I’d like to see how far Lambo could hit
    one at Colorado.

  • Jason Creasy has walked 6 guys his last 84+ IP. This is just unbelievable. 62-6 k:bb during that span. 1 walk in last 38ip. 23:1 k:bb. Even Greg Maddux would be impressed with these numbers. Can’t wait to see what he does in AA.

  • I guess the Tabata project is finally over, thank God. Kinda curious about why they waited, I was starting to wonder if NH traded him.

  • Come on Hurdle go with your gut #freelambo

  • we called up morel i’m guessing due to pedro’s limp last night. This schmuck doesn’t belong in the MLs. Can’t we use Martinez as a backup? Morel serves no purpose

    • YOU are the schmuck in this story. You probably couldn’t carry Morel’s bat. What were you ? A Little League All Star ? Clown stuff.

  • Starling just can’t catch a break this year! I hope he recovers well! We need him down the stretch!

  • Don’t bump your head or you will sit for 7 days is the Morel to this story.

    • When I read this I was sure it was James Santelli. He was dynamite with the puns.