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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 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

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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

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI on Friday, leading the Royals to a 4-1 victory over the Tigers.

Morales got the Royals on the board with a two-run double off Kyle Lobstein in the first inning and tacked on an RBI knock in the third. He has been extremely impressive in the early going this season, slashing .323/.368/.495 with 20 RBI.
May 1 - 11:32 PM

Kendrys Morales went 3-for-5 with a double and a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Morales capped off a six-run seventh inning for the Royals with a three-run home run, extending the lead to 9-5 at the time. Morales has gone yard three times this year while knocking in 14 runs and batting a productive .321/.374/.500. His poor 2014 showing seems to be a distant memory at this point.
Apr 28 - 9:45 PM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored as the Royals defeated the Twins 7-1 on Monday.

Morales doubled in a run in the bottom of the sixth to break a 1-1 tie, then knocked in another run with a single in the eighth to make it 5-1 at the time. Morales had a dreary 2014 season but has come out of the gates swinging to start this season, having hit two home runs, knocked in nine runs, and compiled a .358/.424/.566 triple-slash line. Morales has hit safely in 12 of 13 games so far.
Apr 20 - 11:18 PM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk in Monday's win over the Twins.

The Royals, now 7-0, are the only undefeated team remaining in MLB. Morales is coming off an awful 2014 season, but he's batting .414 (12-for-29) with two homers, three doubles, and five RBI across his first seven games with Kansas City. He has multi-hit games in four straight.
Apr 13 - 7:30 PM

Kendrys Morales went 2-for-5 and hit his first homer as part of the Royals' 4-2 win over the Angels on Friday.

The $17 million contract Morales got over the winter was largely panned, just because it seemed to offer a lot more downside than upside. That still might be the case, but Morales had a solid spring and he's 5-for-16 with three extra-base hits, three walks and three RBI through four regular-season games.
Apr 11 - 1:55 AM

Kendrys Morales went 1-for-2 with a solo home run as the Royals suffered a 13-2 loss to the Rockies on Thursday.

Morales went yard off of Kraig Sitton in the fifth inning, making it a 10-1 game at the time. The Royals' new DH has three homers in Cactus League play along with a .325 average (13-for-40). Morales, normally dependable, had an uncharacteristic tough season at the plate last season, finishing with a meager .612 OPS. The Royals hope his spring is evidence of a rebound to come.
Mar 19 - 7:25 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
2Cheslor Cuthbert
LF1Alex Gordon
2Ben Zobrist
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Jeremy Guthrie
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Kris Medlen
8Chris Young
9Tim Collins
10Brian Flynn