The Orix Buffaloes announced today that Brent Morel will be returning to the United States on September 27. He is not expected to return to the team next year.
Source: Sanspo 9/26/2017
[UPDATE 9/27 @ 2:00am]
Morel is apparently retiring because he is done with the baseball chapter of his life. He is planning to do a little traveling and relaxing before joining the family business (grapes).0 Comments
Brent Morel got the start at third and batted fifth for Orix against Seibu at MetLife Dome on June 30. He hurt his right side during his at bat in the first inning and was removed on defense in the bottom-half of the inning. The Orix Buffaloes are expected to take him off the active roster on July 1.
[UPDATE 7/1 @ 9:40pm]
Morel was examined at a hospital in Osaka and diagnosed with a strain in his right transverse abdominal muscle. He was taken off the active roster today.
Source: Nikkan Sports 7/1/20170 Comments
Brent Morel got the start at third base and batted fifth against the Chiba Lotte Marines at ZOZO Marine today. He did not remain the starting line-up for very long; he was replaced on defense as a precaution in the bottom of the first because of pain in his right knee.
Source: Daily Sports 5/27/2017
[UPDATE 5/28 @ 11:11pm]
Morel was examined at a hospital in Chiba on May 27 and diagnosed with inflammation in his right knee.
Source: Sanspo 5/28/20170 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced today that Brent Morel fractured his right index finger. He suffered the injury during fielding practices on March 2. He was taken to a hospital in Kobe and diagnosed with a fracture in the distal phalanx of his right index finger. The finger will be immobilized for about a month.0 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes announced that they signed Brandon Dickson and Brent Morel to new contracts for the 2017 season. No other information is currently known.
Source: Orix annoucement
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The media learned on November 1 that the Orix Buffaloes and Brent Morel reached an agreement for the 2017 season. Someone connected to the team told reporters that Morel agreed to take a large cut in salary to stay (he made 750,000 US dollars this year).
Source: Sponichi 11/2/20160 Comments
The Buffaloes are having Tony Blanco prepare for possible playing time at first base. Brian Bogusevic and Brent Morel could lose their spots on the active roster to Blanco if they do not start producing.
Source: Nikkan Sports 5/3/2016