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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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Blue Jays activated LHP Franklin Morales from the 60-day disabled list.
There was apparently some thought about just cutting Morales loose, but the Jays have decided to keep him around. He's been out since early April with a shoulder injury. Jul 22 - 3:26 PM

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Franklin Morales (shoulder) will either have to be activated or cut on Friday.

His 30-day rehab window is over, so the Blue Jays have to make a decision. Morales has registered a 1.64 ERA in 11 minor league rehab innings, though he's issued six walks and surrendered seven hits so there's been some good luck at play. The left-hander has been out since April 7 with a shoulder injury.
Jul 21 - 1:29 PM

Franklin Morales (shoulder) pitched a perfect inning Tuesday with Triple-A Buffalo.

Morales struck out two batters looking and induced a groundout. He was working on back-to-back days for the first time since beginning his minor league rehab assignment. A return to Toronto should be coming by the end of this week, possibly Thursday. Morales has been on the shelf since April 7 with a left shoulder injury.
Jul 6 - 8:22 AM

Franklin Morales (shoulder) will continue his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo.

Morales threw two scoreless innings with High-A Dunedin and will now test himself against advanced competition. The southpaw has been on the disabled list since the first week of the season due to shoulder fatigue.
Jun 24 - 7:16 PM

Franklin Morales (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Dunedin.

Morales has been on the disabled list since the first week of the regular season because of left shoulder fatigue. He'll probably spend at least a full week (probably two) making appearances on the farm.
Jun 21 - 4:48 PM

Blue Jays transferred LHP Franklin Morales from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Morales has been on the shelf since April 7 because of left shoulder fatigue and still hasn't been cleared for mound work. It'll be at least another month for him.
Jun 13 - 3:06 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Sanchez
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Franklin Morales
7Jesse Chavez
8Gavin Floyd