Kendrys Morales

#8 DH / Toronto Blue Jays / EXP: 11YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 225 lb Age: 33 College: None Bats/Throws S/R

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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.

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    • 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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    Stats

    YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBAVG
    2017 TOR 42 160 19 39 7 23 11 32 0 .243
    2016 KC 154 558 65 147 30 93 48 120 0 .263
    2015 KC 158 569 81 165 22 106 58 103 0 .290
    TOTAL 1,072 3,876 473 1,053 169 609 309 757 4

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    Next Matchup

    SituationH/ABAVGHRRBISBBBKO
    vs MILWAUKEE 3/8 .375 0 0 0 0 0
    vs NELSON (CAREER) 1/2 .500 0 0 0 1 0
    vs RHP 27/121 .223 6 15 0 9 25

    Last 7 Games

    DATEOppABRHHRRBIBBKOSB
    5/21
    4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    5/20
    4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    5/19
    3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0
    5/18
    5 2 4 0 2 0 0 0
    5/17
    1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    5/16
    vs 
    4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    5/15
    vs 
    4 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

    Upcoming Games

    dateOpptimeScheduled Starter
    5/23
    7:40 PM Jimmy Nelson
    5/24
    1:10 PM Matt Garza
    5/26
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    7:07 PM A.J. Griffin
    5/27
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    1:07 PM Yu Darvish
    5/28
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    1:07 PM Andrew Cashner
    5/29
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    7:07 PM Lisalverto Bonilla
    5/30
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    7:07 PM Lisalverto Bonilla

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