Thursday, November 14, 2013

Yankees Check On Kendrys Morales

In a bit of news that likely falls in the "due diligence" file, the Yankees have reportedly looked in Kendrys Morales.

Morales spent most of his time in 2013 as the Seattle Mariners' designated hitter, while also playing some first base. On top of being a good defender at first, Kendrys hit .277/.336/.449 with 23 home runs as a switch-hitter, earning him a qualifying offer from the M's. Like the other 12 players that received offers, Morales turned it down and is a free agent.

While on the surface he seems like a good enough player, you don't have to look very hard to realize the Yankees don't need him. Unless they are okay spending a lot on a back-up first baseman to Mark Teixeira, on top of adding a third DH with Alfonso Soriano and Derek Jeter. Not to mention that the Bombers would give up a draft pick along with spending more money than a bench player should make.

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