Designated hitter Kendrys Morales was one of the top sluggers available in free agency this offseason. However, he reportedly has signed a deal with a new team.
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Blue Jays Reportedly Ink Morales to Deal
Friday, Nov. 11
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported the Toronto Blue Jays signed Morales to a three-year, $33 million contract, noting Christopher Meola initially reported the news.
Yankees Showed Interest in Morales
Tuesday, Nov. 8
The New York Yankees reportedly "inquired" about Morales, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
The Yankees' interest appears to be "As a hedge in case they are able to trade Brian McCann," per Sherman, as McCann serves as the team's backup catcher and designated hitter.
Morales Provides Veteran Presence to Blue Jays
Morales, 33, gives the Blue Jays lineup an upgrade in power. In the past two seasons with the Royals, he's bashed 52 home runs and 199 RBI in 312 games.
Multiple teams showed early interest in the aging slugger, and the Blue Jays were wise to lock him up.
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