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Kendrys Morales | Designated Hitter | #8

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 240
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / LAA
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Kendrys Morales smacked a two-run homer Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Morales' longball off of Jimmy Nelson in the fifth inning extended the Blue Jays' lead to 4-0 and they wound up hanging on 4-3. While his .244/.295/.433 batting line isn't anything to write home about, Morales has swatted eight home runs and driven in 25 runs. May 23 - 11:04 PM

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Kendrys Morales finished 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored to lead the Blue Jays to a lopsided 9-0 victory over the Braves on Thursday.

Morales doubled among his four hits, but it was a pair of RBI singles -- one in the third inning, one in the fourth -- that plated his two runs driven in. The four hits were as many as the designated hitter had in his previous eight games combined. The 33-year-old is hitting .255/.302/.443 with seven homers and 23 RBI in his first year with the Jays.
May 18 - 11:47 PM

Kendrys Morales is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Braves.

With the game being played down in Atlanta, there is no designated hitter slot for Morales. He will be available to pinch-hit. The Jays will send Joe Biagini to the mound in this one, to be opposed by Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz.
May 17 - 4:07 PM

Kendrys Morales crushed his seventh home run of the season as the Blue Jays topped the Mariners on Saturday afternoon in Toronto.

His sixth-inning solo shot off of Tony Zych was his only hit in four at-bats on the afternoon, but pulled the Jays' even at 2-2. Morales is now hitting .244/.293/.450 with seven homers and 21 RBI in his first season with the Jays.
May 13 - 4:40 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Kendrys Morales (hamstring) could be available to pinch-hit Friday against the Mariners.

Morales is sitting out for the second night in a row but his injured hamstring is already feeling better and the Blue Jays are confident he'll avoid the disabled list. Jose Bautista will serve as the DH for Thursday night's series opener.
May 11 - 4:47 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Kendrys Morales (hamstring) could be available to pinch-hit Friday against the Mariners.

Morales is sitting out for the second night in a row but his hamstring is already feeling better and the Blue Jays are confident he'll avoid the disabled list. Jose Bautista will serve as the DH for Thursday night's series opener.
May 11 - 4:47 PM

Kendrys Morales (hamstring) remains out of the Blue Jays' lineup on Thursday.

Morales left Tuesday's game against the Indians after tweaking his left hamstring, but an MRI taken Wednesday showed only a minor strain and the Jays are hopeful he can avoid the disabled list. Jose Bautista is at DH for Toronto on Thursday night against the Mariners.
May 11 - 3:37 PM

Kendrys Morales' MRI revealed a minor left hamstring strain.

The Blue Jays are hoping that Morales can avoid the disabled list after he was lifted from Tuesday's game against the Indians due to the left hamstring strain. For the time being, he should be considered day-to-day. He will be reevaluated over the next two days before the Jays determine their next course of action.
May 10 - 4:37 PM

Kendrys Morales (hamstring) is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Wednesday night.

Morales was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday morning after leaving Tuesday night's game against the Indians with tightness in his left hamstring. The veteran slugger could be headed for the 10-day disabled list, depending on the results of that scan. Jose Bautista is at DH on Wednesday versus Cleveland.
May 10 - 3:50 PM

Kendrys Morales was removed from Tuesday's game against the Indians with left hamstring tightness.

Morales was 0-for-2 before getting replaced at DH by Steve Pearce. The veteran slugger will be reevaluated by the Blue Jays' medical staff on Wednesday.
May 9 - 9:16 PM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-3 with a double in Saturday's loss to the Rays.

The fact the Blue Jays' cleanup hitter came to the plate only three times shows how badly the team struggled to get anything done offensively today. Morales is having a productive fantasy season in his first campaign in Toronto. He is batting .254/.302/.449 with six homers, 12 runs and 20 RBI.
May 6 - 8:15 PM

Kendrys Morales had a monster day at the dish in Friday's 8-4 victory over the Rays, going 3-for-5 with a double and two home runs.

Morales scored three times and drove in five runs in the contest. He tied the game in the seventh inning with a two-run blast off of Rays' starter Chris Archer then swatted a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth. With the three-hit attack, Morales is now hitting .243/.293/.435 with six long balls and 20 RBI on the season.
May 5 - 10:49 PM

Kendrys Morales hit a three-run home run in a loss to the Cardinals in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.

After sitting out the early game, Morales got the start at first base and jumped on an Adam Wainwright pitch in the fifth inning for the three-run jack. It was his only hit in four at-bats in the game. Morales now has four homers and 14 RBI on the year, but a disappointing .235/.293/.400 line to go with it. His struggles are indicative of the Jays' offensive struggles as a whole through April.
Apr 27 - 11:54 PM

Kendrys Morales is out of the Blue Jays' lineup for the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

He'll be available off the bench and should start at first base in the night game. Justin Smoak is at first and batting cleanup on Thursday afternoon at Busch Stadium.
Apr 27 - 11:39 AM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 and hit a game-tying homer off Craig Kimbrel in the ninth inning Thursday against Boston.

Morales isn't exactly tearing it up, but a .232 average, three homers and a .746 OPS makes him one of the Jays' best hitters to date. He's the only player on the club with three homers.
Apr 20 - 3:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Chris Coghlan
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Joe Biagini
7Mike Bolsinger
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4J.P. Howell
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7Danny Barnes
8Glenn Sparkman
9Bo Schultz
10Dominic Leone
11Cesar Valdez