Kendrys Morales Reportedly Signs Contract with Blue Jays

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 28: Kendrys Morales #25 of the Kansas City Royals hits a RBI ground-rule double in the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Kauffman Stadium on September 28, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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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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