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Franklin Morales | Relief Pitcher | #56

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Franklin Morales (shoulder) isn't yet ready to throw bullpen sessions as of Friday.
Morales continues to play catch in order to build up his arm strength, but he isn't progressing in his rehab as quickly as the team hoped a couple of weeks ago. His timeline to return from the disabled list remains unclear. May 13 - 7:13 PM

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Franklin Morales (shoulder) will resume a throwing program on Monday.

Morales was placed on the disabled list a week ago with left shoulder fatigue, but he's feeling better. The lefty is eligible to return on Friday, although it's unclear whether he'll be ready at that time.
Apr 17 - 11:59 AM

Blue Jays placed LHP Franklin Morales on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 7, with left shoulder fatigue.

Morales didn't feel right while warming up Saturday and the Jays have decided to shut him down for a while. It's unclear whether he'll undergo an MRI.
Apr 10 - 10:42 AM

Blue Jays signed LHP Franklin Morales to a one-year, $2 million contract.

The Brewers released Morales earlier this week. To make room on the roster, the Blue Jays optioned Ryan Tepera to Triple-A Buffalo. This will be Morales' fifth team in four seasons. The left-hander posted a 3.18 ERA in 62 1/3 innings for Kansas City in 2015.
Apr 2 - 11:52 PM

Brewers released LHP Franklin Morales.

Morales, a non-roster invitee, had thrown four scoreless innings in Cactus League action. The thought was that he was in good position to win a spot on the team, but the Brewers decided otherwise. Morales should draw plenty of interest on the open market.
Mar 28 - 5:30 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Saturday that Franklin Morales will be looked at exclusively out of the bullpen.

The veteran southpaw has started in the past, but Counsell was quick to say that he'll be competing with the other left-handed relievers in camp. He holds no fantasy value at this time.
Mar 5 - 1:25 PM

Brewers signed LHP Franklin Morales to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The Brewers already have two lefties set in their bullpen in Will Smith and Sean Nolin, but there could be room for a third, especially if Smith closes. Morales put up a 3.18 ERA over 67 appearances last season for the Royals last season and has held left-handed batters to a .210/.288/.326 line in his career.
Mar 4 - 5:22 PM

Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have interest in Franklin Morales.

It would be on a minor league contract. Morales held a 3.90 ERA over two-and-a-half seasons for the Red Sox from 2011-13 and put up a 3.18 mark over 67 appearances last season for the Royals. The southpaw has limited left-handed batters to a .210/.288/.326 line in his career.
Feb 14 - 9:38 AM

Royals purchased the contract of LHP Franklin Morales from Triple-A Omaha.

Morales posted a 6.55 ERA this spring but did strike out 13 over 11 innings. The left-hander will work in middle relief.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 02:57:00 PM

Royals signed LHP Franklin Morales to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Morales was terrible in Colorado last season while splitting time between the rotation and bullpen, posting a 5.37 ERA and 1.62 WHIP. He's worth a shot on a minor league deal, and the Royals have an opening in their bullpen for a second lefty.
Thu, Feb 19, 2015 08:54:00 PM

Franklin Morales surrendered four earned runs in four innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Matt Holliday and Matt Carpenter both homered off him. Morales is now 6-8 with a rough 5.32 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 138 2/3 innings this season. He will take on the Diamondbacks at home next time out.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 10:50:00 PM

Franklin Morales threw six scoreless innings in Sunday's win over the Padres.

It was a rare gem from Morales, who gave up just four hits and walked two in the win. The left-hander struck out six over his six innings. The win moved him to 6-7 with a 5.21 ERA on the year. He's got a tougher matchup with the Cardinals in St. Louis up next on Saturday.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 09:19:00 PM

Franklin Morales gave up seven runs in four and a third innings on Monday.

Another no good, very bad start for Morales. He allowed nine hits, struck out three and walked four in his time on the mound. The only reason he didn't pick up the loss is that the Rockies' offense was equal to the task of neutralizing Morales' numbers, as the team came back from a 7-2 deficit to actually take a 9-7 lead before the Giants tied it in the ninth (the Rockies would win it in the bottom of the frame). There's not much to analyze here. This marks the second start in Morales' last three in which he's given up at least six runs. On the season, he has a 5.46 ERA, a 1.64 WHIP and a BAA of .299. He'll take on the Padres in his next outing.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 09:38:00 PM

Franklin Morales tossed six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the Giants on Wednesday.

Morales turned back the clock to the days when he was decent, striking out six, walking one, and scattering six hits. Unfortunately for Morales, he watched Juan Nicasio serve up a walk-off homer to Buster Posey, spoiling arguably his second best start of the season (the best coming in April against these very same Giants). So it's a good thing that Morales has a rematch against San Francisco in Denver next week, though you've got to have more intestinal fortitude that we do to trust him in fantasy for it.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 01:17:00 AM

Franklin Morales gave up six runs on eight hits over four innings on Friday.

Morales was yanked from the game after he walked Casey McGehee to force in a run in the fifth inning with nobody out. Brooks Brown walked Jarrod Saltalamacchia one out later to finish off Morales' line. The lefty has struggled this season and currently sports a 5.32 ERA and a 1.61 WHIP.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 02:45:00 AM

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