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Kendrys Morales | Designated Hitter | #8

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 240
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / LAA
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Kendrys Morales is once again out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Saturday.
With the Jays playing an interleague series in Chicago, they're without the benefit of a designated hitter, which is keeping Morales on the sidelines. He'll be available as a pinch hitter on Saturday. Aug 19 - 12:14 PM

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Kendrys Morales is not in the Blue Jays' lineup Friday.

He might be limited to pinch-hitting duties this weekend with the Jays at Wrigley field for an interleague series. Given that Morales is in a 3-for-30 funk at the plate, a little break might be good for him.
Aug 18 - 11:55 AM

Kendrys Morales (illness) is back in the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Sunday.

Morales will DH and bat cleanup versus Pirates right-hander Chad Kuhl after missing a handful of games with an illness. The veteran slugger has 21 home runs and 60 RBI in 107 games this season.
Aug 13 - 10:32 AM

Kendrys Morales (illness) pinch-hit and drove in a run on a fielder's choice grounder Saturday night against the Pirates.

Morales was held out of the starting lineup for the third straight game due to an illness, but he's clearly feeling a little better. The veteran slugger should be ready to play a full nine innings on Sunday.
Aug 13 - 9:06 AM

Kendrys Morales (illness) remains out of the Blue Jays' starting line up on Saturday.

This will be the third consecutive game that Morales has missed. He said Saturday that he's finally feeling better, but the club opted to give him an extra day of rest to be on the safe side.
Aug 12 - 12:05 PM

Kendrys Morales indicated Saturday that he is feeling much better.

Morales was scratched from the Jays' lineup on Thursday and sat out Friday's game due to an illness that is going around the team's clubhouse. Look for him to return to the lineup on Saturday.
Aug 12 - 10:09 AM

Kendrys Morales (illness) was scratched from the Blue Jays' lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

Morales was originally slated to DH but came down with an illness shortly before first pitch. With Morales under the weather, Ezequiel Carrera will move into the lineup at right field with Jose Bautista getting the nod at DH. Consider Morales day-to-day.
Aug 10 - 6:45 PM

Kendrys Morales went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a double Friday against the Astros.

With 21 homers, 59 RBI and a .777 OPS this year, Morales doesn't qualify as a complete disaster for the Jays. Still, the team could have gotten similar production from a DH who didn't require a three-year, $33 million commitment. It doesn't seem very likely that Morales will be much better in his age 35 and 36 seasons.
Aug 4 - 11:29 PM

Kendrys Morales clubbed a pair of solo home runs and scored three times in Thursday's victory over the Athletics.

Morales took Sean Manaea over the center field wall in the fifth inning and then led off the bottom of the ninth with a solo blast off of Blake Treinen to tie the game before Toronto won in the 10th. With three longballs over the last two days, Morales now has an even 20 home runs on the season. That puts him on pace for his second straight 30-homer campaign.
Jul 27 - 4:49 PM

Kendrys Morales slugged a walk-off solo home run in Wednesday's 3-2 victory over the Athletics.

Moments after Justin Smoak tied the game with a two-run shot off closer Santiago Casilla, Morales followed suit with a blast of his own to send the fans home happy. He went 1-for-3 with a walk in the ballgame and now owns a .254 batting average with 18 longballs and 54 RBI on the season.
Jul 26 - 10:51 PM

Kendrys Morales went 1-for-3 as his team got thumped by the Tigers on Saturday.

He singled in the second inning and was promptly erased when Troy Tulowitzki followed with a double-play grounder. The Blue Jays managed only two hits in the entire game. Morales is having another solid fantasy season, slashing .251/.302/.449 with 16 home runs and 48 RBI in 85 games.
Jul 15 - 9:23 PM

Kendrys Morales had a two-run single in Tuesday’s win over the Yankees.

It was part of a four-run third inning for the Blue Jays. It was the only offense they would need on the day. Morales had just two RBI over his previous 12 games coming into Tuesday’s action. The 34-year-old is batting .257/.307/.459 with 15 home runs and 46 RBI through 78 games on the year.
Jul 4 - 4:41 PM

Kendrys Morales is not in the Blue Jays' starting lineup for Saturday's showdown against the Red Sox.

The Blue Jays are giving Josh Donaldson a bit of a rest by letting him DH on Saturday, which squeezes Morales out of the lineup. Getting a breather against Chris Sale though isn't the worst thing that could've happened. Look for him to return to the lineup for Sunday's series finale.
Jul 1 - 10:33 AM

Kendrys Morales has been added to the Blue Jays' lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Rangers.

Morales was originally scheduled to get the day off, with Josh Donaldson filling in at DH, but Donaldson has been scratched with a sore left knee.
Jun 22 - 1:14 PM

Kendrys Morales is getting the day off Thursday against the Rangers.

Josh Donaldson will take a turn at DH and Russell Martin will start at third base. Morales went 2-for-4 in the Blue Jays' win over Texas on Wednesday night.
Jun 22 - 11:08 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Miguel Montero
3Luke Maile
4Rafael Lopez
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Nori Aoki
3Ezequiel Carrera
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Cesar Valdez
6Nick Tepesch
7Chris Rowley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3Aaron Loup
4Dominic Leone
5Danny Barnes
6Matt Dermody
7Bo Schultz
8T.J. House