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After Thursday's 11-3 loss to the Brewers reminded them of how thin their injury-depleted pitching staff had become, the Braves decided it was time to attempt to fortify their bullpen with the addition of Jason Hursh and Akeel Morris.
The Mets moved again to patch a roster gutted by injuries, acquiring infielder Kelly Johnson from the Braves on Wednesday for pitching prospect Akeel Morris and cash.
|October 3, 2016||Atlanta Braves recalled Akeel Morris from Mississippi Braves.|
|August 13, 2016||Atlanta Braves optioned RHP Akeel Morris to Mississippi Braves.|
|August 12, 2016||Atlanta Braves recalled Akeel Morris from Mississippi Braves.|
|June 8, 2016||Atlanta Braves traded 2B Kelly Johnson and cash to New York Mets for RHP Akeel Morris.|
|June 8, 2016||RHP Akeel Morris assigned to Mississippi Braves.|
|March 11, 2016||New York Mets optioned RHP Akeel Morris to Binghamton Mets.|
|November 2, 2015||Akeel Morris roster status changed by New York Mets.|
|June 18, 2015||New York Mets optioned RHP Akeel Morris to Binghamton Mets.|
|June 15, 2015||New York Mets recalled Akeel Morris from St. Lucie Mets.|
|April 3, 2015||RHP Akeel Morris assigned to St. Lucie Mets from Savannah Sand Gnats.|
|March 19, 2015||New York Mets optioned RHP Akeel Morris to Savannah Sand Gnats.|
|November 20, 2014||New York Mets selected the contract of Akeel Morris from Savannah Sand Gnats.|
|March 30, 2014||RHP Akeel Morris assigned to Savannah Sand Gnats from Brooklyn Cyclones.|
|June 16, 2013||RHP Akeel Morris assigned to Brooklyn Cyclones from Kingsport Mets.|
|June 20, 2011||Akeel Morris assigned to Kingsport Mets from GCL Mets.|
|July 1, 2010||Akeel Morris assigned to GCL Mets from New York Mets.|
|June 30, 2010||New York Mets signed RHP Akeel Morris.|
Akeel Morris graduated from Charlotte Amalie High School in St. Thomas (VI)…Played four years of baseball…Was a shortstop until the 11th grade, when he switched to the mound....Hobbies include water volleyball and long distance bike riding...Is one of 12 players from the Virgin Islands to have reached the majors...Others include Midre Cummings, Calvin Pickering, original Met Joe Christopher, Ellie Hendricks and Jerry Browne.2015
Was recalled from St. Lucie (A) of the Florida State League on June 15...Optioned to Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League on June 18...Made his major league debut on June 17 at Toronto...Pitched 0.2 innings, allowed three hits, issued three walks and surrendered five earned runs...Became the 12th player from the Virgin Islands to reach the majors...Was named to the mid-season Florida State League All-Star team after going 0-1 with 13 saves and a 1.69 ERA (six earned runs/32.0 innings) in 24 games....Went 0-1 with a 2.45 ERA (eight earned runs/29.1 innings) in 23 games with the BMets...Combined to notch 81 strikeouts in 61.1 minor league innings.2014
Led the South Atlantic League in saves (16) and was named to the league's mid-season All-Star team...Won the Sterling Award symbolic of the top player on his Savannah (A) team...Led all SAL relievers with 14.05 strikeouts per nine innings (89 strikeouts in 57.0 innings)...For his career, has struck out 288 batters in 216.1 innings (12.00 per nine innings)...Opponents only hit .103 (19-184) against him, the lowest mark among league relievers...Also allowed just 6.63 base runners per nine innings, the lowest ratio in the SAL...Only gave up five runs (four earned) all year for an ERA of 0.63 (57.0 innings)...Had three months where he did not give up an earned run: April (14.2 innings, five hits, eight walks and 23 strikeouts); June (8.0 innings, three hits, three walks and 12 strikeouts); and August (11.0 innings, three hits, one unearned run, four walks and 17 strikeouts)...Righthanded batters compiled a .075 (8-106) batting average against him, while lefthanders hit .141 (11-78)...Allowed one home run all year...Struck out nine in 3.0 innings vs. Augusta on April 9...Struck out at least one batter in 37 of his 41 appearances...In addition, he struck out five in 2.1 innings at West Virginia on May 9...Went unscored upon in his first 12 appearances of the year through May 24 (25.1 innings).2013
Picked up four wins and struck out 60 in 45.0 innings with Brooklyn (A) of the New York-Penn League.