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Kendrys Morales | Designated Hitter

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a long two-run homer and a strikeout in Friday's win over the Rays.
Morales absolutely teed off on an Erasmo Ramirez offering in the third inning, cracking a two-run homer that traveled an estimated 439 feet out to center. The bomb was his 15th of the season and boosted his RBI total to 89. His career-best for RBI in a year is 108, set in 2009 when he played for the Angels. He should fall somewhere in that range when the 2015 record books are closed out in a month. Aug 28 - 11:01 PM

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Kendrys Morales clubbed a solo home run and drew a pair of walks in four plate appearances Tuesday as the Royals eked out a win against the Orioles.

Morales started the scoring when he went yard to right-center off of Miguel Gonzalez in the second inning. Though his numbers have tapered off over the last two weeks, the DH has been a steady force in the middle of the Royals' lineup, batting .283/.349/.453 with 14 home runs and 86 RBI.
Aug 26 - 1:11 AM

Kendrys Morales came through with a walk-off RBI single in the 11th inning on Sunday, leading the Royals to a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Angels.

The Royals trailed 3-2 heading into the ninth inning, but were able to rally against Angels closer Huston Street to force extra innings, setting the stage for Morales. He finished the night 1-for-4 plus a walk and is now slashing an impressive .289/.349/.457 with 83 RBI on the season.
Aug 16 - 11:25 PM

Kendrys Morales went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

The final two games of Morales' series against the White Sox have been productive, as he's driven in four total runs with a double and a home run this weekend. He hit an RBI double on Saturday, then took White Sox starter Jose Quintana deep for a two-run home run in the first inning of Sunday's win. The home run was Morales' 13th of the season. He has an outside shot at 20 bombs this season and if he reaches that mark, it would be the first time he's done so since 2013, when he played for the Mariners.
Aug 9 - 5:25 PM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

Morales drove in a run with a ground out in the fourth inning, then doubled home another in the fifth. He's recorded multi-hit games in four of his last nine contests and is hitting .290/.348/.459 with 12 homers and 78 RBI this season.
Aug 8 - 10:15 PM

Kendrys Morales went 3-for-4 with a two-run double in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Tigers.

Shortly after Drew Butera hit a solo home run to cut the Tiger lead to two runs in the seventh inning, Morales came through a two-run double to knot the score at 6-6. In addition to the big double, he also hit a pair of singles. Morales is now working on a seven-game hitting streak and is slashing .290/.347/.460 with 12 homers and 76 RBI this season.
Aug 6 - 4:43 PM

Kendrys Morales knocked in three runs in a 3-for-5 effort Monday as the Royals topped the Indians.

Morales hit a two-run double in the fifth inning, pushing the Royals' lead to 7-1. He then tacked on an RBI single in the seventh. The RBIs were his first in a week, but he's registered back-to-back three-hit games. He owns a helpful .287/.343/.457 triple-slash line with 12 home runs and 68 RBI on the year.
Jul 27 - 10:19 PM

Kendrys Morales swatted a two-run home run in a 1-for-5 effort as the Royals lost to the Pirates on Monday.

Morales drilled a two-run home run to right field off of A.J. Burnett in the fifth inning, cutting the Royals' deficit to 7-4. He added an RBI on a ground out in the seventh. Morales is on a seven-game hitting streak, raising his batting line to .280/.339/.454 with 12 home runs and 65 RBI.
Jul 20 - 11:47 PM

Kendrys Morales went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 11-10 win over the Blue Jays.

Morales hit his three-run shot off Felix Doubront as part of a six-run first inning. Then a bunch of other things happened. The Blue Jays would score eight runs in the sixth inning to actually take an 8-7 lead, but it would be the Royals who ultimately prevailed thanks to a go-ahead solo homer by Paulo Orlando in the bottom of the eighth inning. The teams combined to score 21 runs on 27 hits. They also combined for seven errors. It was that kind of a game. Morales enters the break hitting .281/.339/.457 with 11 homers and 61 RBI. After a slew of issues in previous seasons including several major injuries and last year's holdout, Morales has proven to be incredibly productive once settled.
Jul 12 - 5:57 PM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single in Friday's 3-2, 10-inning win over the Twins.

Morales' RBI single in the eighth inning might have been the most important hit of the game, as it knotted the score at 2-2 and allowed the Royals to eventually win in extras without having to face lock-down closer Glen Perkins. For his part, Morales is slashing .286/.347/.466 with 10 homers and 51 RBI in what's been a nice season to this point.
Jul 4 - 12:41 AM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-3 with two RBI to help the Royals edge the Athletics 3-2 on Saturday.

Morales' two-run single in the sixth inning was the difference in the game. He's got a 10-game hitting streak that has his line up to .292/.353/.469. His 48 RBI are good for sixth-most in the American League.
Jun 27 - 7:15 PM

Kendrys Morales went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the Red Sox.

Morales' two-run bomb off Rick Porcello in the fifth inning capped off a five-run frame for the home team. It's been a fantastically consistent season to this point for the DH, who is currently slashing .286/.345/.462 with eight homers and 45 RBI.
Jun 20 - 11:28 PM

Kendrys Morales hit a two-run home run in a 1-for-4 effort as the Royals beat the Twins on Monday.

Morales staked the Royals to an early 2-0 lead, bashing a two-run homer in the second inning against Phil Hughes. It's number seven on the year for the DH, who's also now up to 41 RBI with a terrific .292/.352/.478 batting line. In the American League, only Mark Teixeira and Josh Donaldson have knocked in more runs than Morales.
Jun 8 - 10:50 PM

Kendrys Morales went 3-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI in a win over the Cardinals on Friday.

Providing the only offense of the game for either team, Morales connected for a three-run homer in the first inning and added a two-run shot in the third. It was the 13th multi-homer game of his career. After a miserable 2014 season, the 31-year-old is batting .305 with six home runs and an .864 OPS through 41 games. He leads the AL with 37 RBI.
May 23 - 1:01 AM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-5 with three RBI against the Yankees on Friday.

Morales had an RBI single in the Royals' six-run sixth inning and struck again with a two-run double in the very next inning. The 31-year-old now has a 10-game hitting streak and is tied for second in the American League with 29 RBI. Buying on the chances of a bounceback has paid off for Kansas City thus far.
May 16 - 12:07 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Francisco Peña
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Omar Infante
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
3Terrance Gore
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Kris Medlen
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Jeremy Guthrie
9Scott Alexander
10Miguel Almonte
11Tim Collins
12Brian Flynn