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Kendrys Morales | Designated Hitter | #25

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / LAA
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Kendrys Morales slugged a three-run homer in Monday’s win over the White Sox.
It was the big blow in a four-run fifth inning against Carlos Rodon. Morales now has nine homers and 29 RBI over his last 19 games. He’s one homer away from reaching the 30-mark for the first time since 2009. Sep 19 - 5:21 PM

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Kendrys Morales finished 3-for-5 with four RBI in the Royals' 10-3 romp of the White Sox on Sunday.

Morales had an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning, an RBI double in the bottom of the fourth, and a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. The home run was his 28th of the year, and his RBI total is now up to 85. The veteran designated hitter has been scorching hot since late August, and it seems to be flying somewhat under the radar.
Sep 18 - 5:35 PM

Kendrys Morales went 1-for-4 with two RBI in a loss to the White Sox on Friday.

He singled to right field to drive in Paulo Orlando and Lorenzo Cain in the first inning. Those were the only runs his team would score all night. Morales is a streaky hitter who has been hot lately. Overall he is batting .258 with 26 homers and 74 RBI.
Sep 10 - 12:46 AM

Kendrys Morales finished 3-for-4 with a homer Wednesday in the loss to the Twins.

Morales has four homers the last three days, and he's up to 26 for the year. He's not going to finish with the same kind of numbers he did during his really impressive 2015 season, but he's been rock solid these last couple of months.
Sep 7 - 11:50 PM

Kendrys Morales homered twice and racked up five RBI as the Royals poured it on late in a 10-3 win over the Twins on Tuesday.

Morales got the Royals on the board with a two-run dong in the first inning, and his three-run blast in the ninth was part of a seven-run onslaught that tilted the scales in favor of KC. The 33-year-old is the owner of a nine-game hitting streak in which he's 14-for-38 with five homers, 14 RBI and 10 runs scored. Morales has 25 home runs and 72 RBI with a .254/.322/.454 line overall.
Sep 7 - 12:11 AM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-2 with a solo homer and two walks in Friday’s win over the Twins.

Morales made his return to the lineup Friday after serving a one-game suspension for returning the field following an ejection on August 2. The homer was his 19th of the year. He’s batting .248/.319/.434 through 107 games.
Aug 13 - 1:18 AM

Kendrys Morales has dropped the appeal of his one-game suspension.

He'll serve it Thursday night against the White Sox. It probably would have been a game off for him anyway. Morales was handed the one-game suspension from Major League Baseball last Thursday for coming back on the field after being ejected last Tuesday.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Morales' absence will afford Jarrod Dyson the chance to lead off with the Royals moving Cheslor Cuthbert to the #3 spot ahead of Eric Hosmer. Dyson has accrued 17.8% of his FPs via SBs, and he's the owner of a .800 OBP in 11 PAs against Miguel Gonzalez (2 SBs). This gives him a very nice ceiling relative to his DFS price industry wide, especially when you consider that Dioner Navarro has already allowed 34 SBs this year on 43 attempts.
Aug 11 - 3:59 PM

Kendrys Morales slugged a grand slam in the Royals' 7-1 takedown of the Blue Jays on Sunday.

It was a four-run insurance bomb in the bottom of the seventh inning off Jays reliever Brett Cecil. Morales also drew a walk in the game, finishing 1-for-4 with four RBI. He was given a one-game suspension on Thursday for returning to the field after an ejection on Tuesday, but the big slugger appealed and will continue to play until the appeal is heard. Actually he might just drop it and take a day of rest one of these nights.
Aug 7 - 5:52 PM

Kendrys Morales was suspended one game for coming back on the field after being ejected on Tuesday.

Morales has appealed the suspension and is batting cleanup for the Royals on Thursday afternoon against the Rays. He'll probably drop the appeal at his convenience and take a day of maintenance. That's usually how these things go.
Aug 4 - 10:24 AM

Kendrys Morales singled and smacked a solo homer in Monday's win over the Rays.

Morales singled in his second at-bat in the fifth inning and then broke a scoreless tie in the seventh with a solo jack off of Chris Archer. It's been an up and down campaign for the designated hitter, but he's now up to 17 dingers and 50 RBI.
Aug 1 - 9:51 PM

MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports that the Astros and Rangers "may have interest" in Kendrys Morales.

Both clubs are more interested in pitching at this point, but it sounds like they could look at Morales if they decide to add a bat. Morales has had an up and down 2016 campaign, batting .246/.313/.427 with 16 home runs. He has an $11 million mutual option for 2017.
Jul 31 - 12:12 PM

Kendrys Morales (foot) went 1-for-4 with a run scored in his return to the Royals' lineup Tuesday.

Morales made an early exit from Monday's series opener against the Indians after fouling a ball off his foot in the fifth inning. X-rays turned up negative and he looked fine running the bases Tuesday night.
Jul 20 - 8:47 AM

Kendrys Morales is day-to-day with a right foot contusion.

Morales fouled a ball off his foot in the fifth inning and was eventually removed for pinch-hitter Christian Colon, who hit a game-tying two-run double in the eighth. X-rays came back negative, so it doesn't appear to be serious.
Jul 18 - 11:39 PM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-3 with two home runs and four RBI to help the Royals beat the Phillies 6-2 on Saturday.

Morales blasted a three-run home run off Aaron Nola in the second inning before adding a solo shot in the eighth. Morales has now homered in three straight games and has six in his last seven. There isn't a hotter hitter in the majors right now, as an eight-game hitting streak -- during which he has seven multi-hit games -- has his overall line up to .267/.329/.470.
Jul 2 - 11:31 PM

Kendrys Morales, making another start in right field for the Royals, clubbed a two-run homer in a losing effort against the Phillies on Friday.

With all of the injuries that the Royals have had to deal with, they simply can't keep Morales or Hosmer out of the lineup, even in a National League park, so he's getting run in the outfield. His two-run blast off David Hernandez pulled the Royals to within a run in the eighth inning, but that would be as close as they'd come. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night. Morales is now hitting .262/.323/.446 with 12 homers and 41 RBI on the season.
Jul 1 - 10:17 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
3Tony Cruz
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Raul Mondesi
2Whit Merrifield
3Christian Colon
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Cheslor Cuthbert
2Hunter Dozier
3Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
2Daniel Nava
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Billy Burns
3Terrance Gore
RF1Jarrod Dyson
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yordano Ventura
2Edinson Volquez
3Ian Kennedy
4Kris Medlen
5Danny Duffy
6Dillon Gee
7Mike Minor
8Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Kelvin Herrera
3Joakim Soria
4Luke Hochevar
5Chien-Ming Wang
6Chris Young
7Peter Moylan
8Tim Collins
9Brian Flynn
10Matt Strahm
11Scott Alexander
12Brooks Pounders
13Kevin McCarthy
14Alec Mills