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Blue Jays claim third baseman Morel off waivers

The Canadian Press

12/23/2013 3:50:27 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed third baseman Brent Morel off waivers from the Chicago White Sox roster.

Morel, 26, appeared in 12 games for the White Sox last season, batting .200.

He had .266 average with six home runs and 54 RBIs in 106 games for triple-A Charlotte.

A third-round selection by the White Sox in 2008, Morel has spent parts of four seasons in the majors, recording a .229 average with 13 home runs and 54 RBIs in 194 games.

The Blue Jays now have 40 players on the 40-man roster.