Sunday, June 1, 2014

Rumor: Yankees Will Pursue FA Kendrys Morales

The Yankees could pursue Free Agent First Basemen Kendrys Morales in the coming weeks, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports.

Apparently, some in the team's front office are getting nervous that the injured Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira, who suffered a set back in yesterday's win over the Twins, won't fully heal anytime soon, leaving them a bat short heading into summer. 

Morales, who hit .277 with 23 Home Runs and 80 RBI for the Mariners in 2013, has already received interest from multiple teams this season, most notably the Rangers, Brewers, and Orioles.

For his career, which consists of that year in Seattle and six more with another AL West club in the Los Angeles Angels, the 30-year-old has hit a solid .280, but does have a history of injuries, breaking his leg on that infamous walk off grand slam back in May 2010 that caused him to miss not only the rest of that season but all of 2011 as well.

Still, the man seems like an overall solid Plan B for the Pinstripes, even though it seems unlikely they'll actually have to acquire him, as Beltran has progressed nicely in his rehab over the last couple of days. 

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