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47 Franklin Morales RP
Height/Weight: 6-0/210 | Birthdate: 1/24/1986 | Birthplace: San Juan de los Morros, Guarico, | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $1,487,500 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Blister forces early exit for Royals P Edinson Volquez


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Royals pitched Edinson Volquez was only able to go three innings in his team's 7-4 win over the Indians on Thursday. 

Royals manager Ned Yost said Volquez developed a blister on his hand that popped during the game, according to FOX Sports Kansas City. That led to command issues, which forced him out of the game.

"I have been dealing with that the last couple of starts and today was the worst," Volquez said, via MLB.com. "When it [burst] in the second inning, I didn't say anything. But the last inning, I couldn't grip the ball. It was tough to throw."

After giving up a run in the second inning, Volquez faced eight batters and allowed two runs in the third. Franklin Morales relieved Volquez in the fourth, went two innings and earned the win. Morales is now 3-0 this season with a 4.50 ERA. 

Volquez now has a 2.65 ERA. He struck out three batters and walked six.

Yost isn't expecting for Volquez to miss a start with this minor injury. 

"I asked the trainers if he would have to miss a start," Yost said, "and right away they said, 'No, we'll harden it up before his next start.' … I trust our trainers."


Ryan Madson, Franklin Morales, Paulo Orlando make Royals' roster


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Ryan Madson, Franklin Morales and Paulo Orlando earned the last two spots on the Royals' Opening Day roster. 

The RHP Madson was a non-roster invitee who earned a spot with his spring performance. Madson had a 3.00 ERA in nine games, with two saves. 

LHP Morales was also a non-roster invitee. He went 2-0 in the spring with a 6.55 ERA. 

Orlando, an outfielder, earned the last position player spot. 

To set the roster, the Royals sent LHP Brian Flynn to Omaha and placed LHP Tim Collins and RHP Luke Hochevar on the 15-day DL. 


Yost: 'High probability' Franklin Morales makes Royals' roster


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said there was a "high probability" that pitcher Franklin Morales will make the team's Opening Day roster, per the Kansas City Star

Morales was signed as a free agent on February 19. He went 2-0 this spring with a 7.20 ERA. Yost said that Morales still needs to be added to the team's 40-man roster.


Royals' Franklin Morales still a favorite to win spot in bullpen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2015) Royals manager Ned Yost said pitcher Franklin Morales remains a favorite to win one of the final two open spots in the bullpen, per The Kansas City Star. Morales is 2-0 with a 8.00 ERA in seven spring outings, but he has 10 strikeouts in nine innings.

Royals' Franklin Morales will compete for spot in bullpen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/25/2015) Royals pitcher Franklin Morales will not be stretched out as a starter this spring, according to MLB.com. Morales, who is in camp on a minor-league deal, will be competing with Tim Collins and Brandon Finnegan for a spot in the bullpen as a left-handed reliever.

$1.85 million salary for Royals' Franklin Morales


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/20/2015) The Royals signed LHP Franklin Morales to a minor league deal late Thursday.

CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reported on details of Morales' contract. Assuming Morales makes the Major League roster, he'll receive a $1.85 million base salary. Morales can earn an additional $850,000 in incentives  for a $2.7 million maximum. 

Morales went 6-9 and posted a 5.37 ERA in 142.1 innings pitched with the Rockies last season. 


Royals sign LHP Franklin Morales


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) The Royals signed left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales to a minor-league deal, according to FOX Sports Kansas City.

Used as a starter with the Rockies in 2014, Morales went 6-9 and posted a 5.37 ERA in 142.1 innings pitched.


Yohan Flande takes over for Franklin Morales in starting rotation


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Rockies pitcher Yohan Flande will take the place of Franklin Morales in the rotation, according to the Denver Post. Flande will make the start Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Franklin Morales takes step back vs. Cardinals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales took a step back on Saturday against the Cardinals in St. Louis, dropping to 6-8 on the year. He allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out two over four innings of a 5-4 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 14 1/3 innings, Morales has allowed 11 earned runs. He owns a 5.32 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP over 138 2/3 innings of work. His next start will come Thursday at home against Arizona.

Franklin Morales gets first win in two months


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(9/7/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales tossed six scoreless innings in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Padres to earn his first victory since July 8. Morales (6-7) had gone 0-3 with five no-decisions until Sunday's breakthrough.

Morales allowed four hits while fanning six and walking two. He'll face the Cardinals on Saturday.


Franklin Morales blasted for seven runs vs. Giants Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales escaped with a no-decision Monday, surrendering seven earned runs on nine hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's  10-9 win over the Giants.

Morales surrendered a three-run home run to the fifth batter of the game and gave up an RBI single before finally getting out of the first inning. It's his second poor performance in his lat three starts. Morales owns a 5.46 ERA and 89:59 K:BB ratio in 128 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Padres Sunday.


Franklin Morales allows one run in no-decision vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing one earned run on seven hits and one walk in six innings while striking out six in his team's 4-2 loss to the Giants.

Morales hadn't completed six innings while holding the opposition to one run or fewer since April before doing so Wednesday, when his only run came on a bunt single in the fourth inning. He owns a 5.14 ERA and 86:55 K:BB ratio in 124 1/3 innings. Morales is scheduled to face the Giants again Monday.


Franklin Morales goes four innings


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales lasted just four innings Friday against the Marlins. 

Morales gave up six runs on eight hits over four innings of work. He struck out four and walked two during the outing. Morales got through a scoreless first, but ran into trouble in the second. He allowed three straight singles to load the bases. Two runs came around to score in the inning before Morales could get out of it. The Marlins would also plate two more runs in the third inning. Morales came out to start the fifth inning, but could not record an out. After putting the first three men on, Morales walked in a run. Another walk brought in the next run, which led to Morales being pulled from the game.

With the loss, Morales dropped to 5-7. He’ll take on the Giants in his next start.


Matt Belisle starting Friday; Franklin Morales scratched for personal reasons


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales will not make his scheduled start Friday against the Reds, as he is expected to birth of his child, the team announced.

Matt Belisle will make a spot start in Morales' place, but is not expected to go long. It is not yet clear how this impacts the team's rotation plans moving forward, nor when Morales' makeup start is expected to occur. 


Franklin Morales can't factor into decision Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales drew a no-decision in his first start back in the rotation Sunday afternoon against the Diamondbacks. The left-hander permitted three runs -- two earned -- on five hits and two walks while striking out two over six innings of a 5-3 win in extras.

Morales owns a 4.97 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP over 112 1/3 innings of work. He will make his next start on Friday against Cincinnati.

Franklin Morales to start Sunday vs. Diamondbacks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales will draw the start Sunday against the Diamondbacks. Morales was moved to the bullpen earlier this week but made just one relief appearance before rejoining the rotation.

Franklin Morales sent to bullpen, Yohan Flande to start Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) The Rockies have decided to move pitcher Franklin Morales to the bullpen, and Yohan Flande is scheduled to start Thursday instead, the Denver Post reports.

Morales owns a 5.14 ERA and 70:49 K:BB ratio in 103 1/3 innings over 25 games (16 starts). Jordan Lyles' return Wednesday was set to push someone to the bullpen, and Morales is the one who drew the short straw.


Franklin Morales takes the loss in Detroit


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales was hit with the loss Friday night against the Tigers in Detroit. The right-hander permitted three runs on six hits and four walks while striking out two over six innings of a 4-2 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 16 innings, Morales has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 5.14 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP over 103 1/3 innings of work. He will look to bounce back Friday in Arizona.

Franklin Morales unable to go five innings Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales was unable to go five innings Sunday against the Pirates.

Morales allowed two runs on six hits over four innings of work. He struck out three and walked five during the outing. Control was a major issue for Morales. Though he lasted just four innings, he threw 99 pitches. He ran into trouble in the second inning. After giving up a single and walking two hitters to load the bases, Morales allowed two straight run-scoring singles. 

The Pirates were able to work their way back into the game, saddling Morales with a no-decision. His next start will come against the Tigers.


Franklin Morales drops back to .500


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales took the loss Monday night at home against the Nationals, dropping to 5-5 on the year. The left-hander permitted four runs -- three earned -- on nine hits and four walks while striking out three over six innings of a 7-2 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 16 2/3 innings, Morales has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 5.21 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP over 93 1/3 innings. His next start will come Sunday at home against Pittsburgh.


Franklin Morales surrenders one run in win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales earned a win Tuesday after giving up one earned run on four hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings and striking out six in his team's 2-1 victory over the Padres.

Morales (5-4) pitched five clean innings before serving up a solo home run in the sixth, and he's now surrendered 18 home runs in just 87 1/3 innings this season. He owns a 5.26 ERA and 62:36 K:BB ratio in 22 appearances (13 starts). He isn't expected to draw another start before the All-Star break.


Franklin Morales allows one earned run in spot start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales threw the ball well in a spot start Thursday, though it came in a 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.

Morales actually settled for a no-decision, as he allowed just two runs -- one earned -- in five innings of work. He scattered four hits and a pair of walks in the game, while striking out four on 89 pitches.

Morales stepped into the rotation due to an injury, and could remain there for a few turns. He has a 5.51 ERA and 4-4 record in 21 appearances and 12 starts, and his next start is currently scheduled for Tuesday against the Padres. 


Franklin Morales to start Thursday vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales will start Thursday's game against the Dodgers in place of Jhoulys Chacin, who was sent to the disabled list Monday, the Denver Post reports.

Morales has been both a starter and a long reliever for the Rockies this season. He owns a 4-4 record, 5.75 ERA and 52:31 K:BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings over 20 appearances (11 starts).


Franklin Morales earns win in relief


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2014) Rockies pitcher Franklin Morales tossed his second scoreless relief outing in a row Saturday, in a 5-4 win over the Dodgers.

Morales entered the game in the top of the ninth with runners on first and second and two out, and ended the threat with a weak groundball. He worked a scoreless top of the 10th as well, and earned the win when the Rockies walked off in the bottom half of the inning.

Morales is 4-4 on the season, though his first three wins came as a starter. He has tossed 2 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits as a reliever.  


Franklin Morales out of the rotation, heading to the 'pen


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) The Rockies have removed scuffling starter Franklin Morales from the rotation, the Denver Post reports Tuesday.

Morales will be replaced by Eddie Butler, and will instead pitch out of the bullpen for the time being. He is available in the bullpen beginning Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, after going 0-3 with a 6.03 ERA in the month of May.