Morales went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and two RBI in Thursday's win over Atlanta. The four-hit night was a welcome sight for fantasy owners, who haven't seen Morales have a multi-hit game since May 6. Entering Thursday's contest, Morales was just 4-for-his-last-26 at the plate, which may have been influenced in part by a nagging hamstring injury he sustained last week. Perhaps this outburst is the spark that will get things going in the right direction for Morales.
Morales is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. With the Blue Jays playing in a National League park, they don't have the ability to use a designated hitter, thus sending Morales to the bench. Morales could slot into the lineup at first base for Thursday's contest, but Justin Smoak will man that spot Wednesday.
Morales went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a 7-2 win over the Mariners on Saturday. Toronto's designated hitter missed the last three games due to a hamstring injury, but he returned to the lineup in a big way Saturday. It's been a slow start for Morales, who is still working on improving his .244/.293/.450 slash line, but he's been on fire over the past two weeks to the tune of a 1.008 OPS. So long as he stays away from the injury bug, his numbers should round back into form.
Morales (hamstring) is batting cleanup Saturday against the Mariners. The veteran slugger has sat out each of the last three games due to a hamstring issue, but he'll draw back in against right-hander Ryan Weber and the Mariners on Saturday. Though Morales is hitting just .230 against righties this season, five of his six home runs have come against them.
Morales (hamstring) will be available as a pinch hitter Friday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. Morales did some light running on the field prior to Friday's contest after missing the last two games with a strained hamstring. Nonetheless, his pinch-hitting capacity indicates the veteran slugger is close to full health heading into the weekend and that he could be inserted back into the lineup within the next couple days.
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