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25 Kendrys Morales DH
Height/Weight: 6-1/225 | Birthdate: 6/20/1983 | Birthplace: Fomento, Sacti-Spritus, Cuba | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Kansas City | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $5,250,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/88 | Average Draft Position: 233.17
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Kendrys Moralres powers Royals to victory with four hits, four RBI


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:25 am ET) In a game where his team scored a more than two touchdowns-worth of runs, Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales had a terrific night at the plate. Morales went 4 for 5 with a double, four RBI and three runs scored in the 15-7 pounding of the Tigers.

The veteran slugger got the Royals on the board in the first inning, when he ripped a two-run single. He added a two-run double in the seventh and was a key component to the big win on Thursday.

Morales has been rolling lately, batting .441 with three doubles, four homers and 13 RBI over his last nine games.


Royals' Kendrys Morales gives Eric Hosmer a day off


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game, snapping a string of 21 straight starts.

Designated hitter Kendrys Morales moves to first base to give Hosmer a break. It's the seventh start Hosmer has missed this season, and Morales has started all of them.  


Royals DH Kendrys Morales not in Thursday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2015) Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales was held out of Thursday's lineup at St. Louis, according to MLB Lineups. Morales is hitting .291 with two home runs and 13 RBI in his last 14 games.

Royals DH Kendrys Morales hits three-run blast in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Royals desiganted hitter Kendrys Morales went 1 for 5 with a three-run home run in Monday's loss to the Pirates.

Morales is now hitting .266 with eight hits, two home runs and eight RBI over his last seven games.


Kendrys Morales cracks home run as Royals win slugfest


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Kendrys Morales delivered one of the big blows, a three-run homer, as the Royals held on for a wild 11-10 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday. 

Morales hit his 11th home run as part of a six-run first inning that had Kansas City on its way to a laugher before Toronto rallied. Morales finishes the first half with 61 RBIs, second in the American League. 

The home run was his first blast since July 1, though he has driven in 10 runs so far this month. 


Royals DH Kendrys Morales nets three hits, two RBI in doubleheader


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Royals DH Kendrys Morales collected three hits -- all singles -- in eight at-bats during a doubleheader sweep against the Rays on Tuesday. He also had one run, two RBI and two walks.

Since June 17, Morales has a .293/.361/.453/.815 slash line in his last 20 games. He has three doubles, three home runs, 13 RBI, six runs, seven walks and 15 strikeouts in that span.


Royals 1B Kendrys Morales goes yard in loss to Astros


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Royals first baseman Kendrys Morales hit his 10th home run of the season in Wednesday night's 6-5 loss to the Astros. 

Morales hit a two-run homer and finished the game 1 for 3. Morales has now hit two home runs in his past 10 games. He is now posting a .287/.350/.469 slash line for the season. 


Royals' Kendrys Morales hits solo home run in win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Royals DH Kendrys Morales put Kansas City on top to stay with a second-inning home run, Friday against Oakland. 

Morales hit his first home run and recorded his first RBI in five games. He went 1 for 3 with a walk, hitting in his ninth straight game.

Morales is hitting .353 over his streak. 


DH Kendrys Morales delivers big blow for Royals in victory


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Kendrys Morales was the hero Saturday for the Royals, as his fifth-inning, two-run homer proved to be the difference in a 7-4 triumph over the Red Sox. 

Morales lone hit of the game was a shot off to right Red Sox starter Rick Porcello, giving Kansas City a 6-4 advantage. It was Morales' eighth homer of the season. 

It was Morales' first home run since June 8 and only his second longball since May 22. Morales is now hitting .286 with 45 RBIs on the year. 


Royals DH Kendrys Morales to start amid hitless streak


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/17/2015) Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales will start against the Brewers on Wednesday despite being in the middle of the terrible slump.

Morales is hitless throughout his last five games, going a combined 0-for-11 at the plate.


Royals 1B Kendrys Morales gets start over Eric Hosmer


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) The Royals won't start Eric Hosmer at first base for just the second time all season when they face the Cardinals on Saturday.

Kendrys Morales will make his second start at first base and will bat in the cleanup spot.

Hosmer is hitting .300 with seven home runs and 36 RBI in 217 at-bats this season. 

Morales, who is the Royals' designated hitter outside of inter-league play, is hitting .286 with seven home runs and 41 RBI in 217 at-bats this year.


Royals DH Kendrys Morales out Friday - and maybe all weekend


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales is not in the lineup Friday night. He will probably have to get used to it this weekend - his team is playing in St. Louis.

Perhaps he can use the break. Morales has just six hits in his last 35 at-bats and hasn't produced a multi-hit game since May 27.


Royals' Kendrys Morales hits seventh home run of season in Monday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales hit a two-run home run in the second inning to help propel the Royals to a 3-1 win over the Twins on Monday.

Morales hit the shot off Phil Hughes. It was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. Prior to Monday's game, Morales had been hitting .250 with two RBI in his last 11 games.


Royals DH Kendrys Morales forced to sit Friday at Wrigley


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2015) Kendrys Morales has been penciled in as the designated hitter for the Royals in every game this season. But when there is no DH, there is no Morales.

Such is the case Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, where Morales is out of the lineup against the Cubs. It remains to be seen if he finds his way into the outfield during the three-game weekend series or if he's used strictly as a pinch-hitter.

His bat will be missed. Morales owns a fine .306/.364/.489 slash line and his 37 RBI is tied for third in the American League.


Royals DH Kendrys Morales keeps on hitting in 2015


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/28/2015) Kendrys Morales has been a steady offensive presence for the Royals all season, and the designated hitter currently ranks among the top 10 in several offensive categories.

Entering play on Thursday, the 31-year-old Morales is third in the American League in RBI with 37. His 32 runs scored are fifth most in the league, and he's eighth in hits with 55.

He has hit safely in six of his last seven games, including three straight after a two-hit effort on Wednesday. 


Royals' Kendrys Morales drives in five runs during Friday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales provided all the offense that the Royals needed to defeat the Cardinals on Friday.

Morales drove in all five the team's runs Friday. He did it by hitting two home runs off Lance Lynn. Morales went 3 for 5 in the game to raise his average to .305.

Prior to his three-hit game Friday, Morales had been hitting .154 with no home runs over his last four games.


Royals DH Kendrys Morales homers in loss to Indians


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales hit his fourth home run of the season in Wednesday night's 10-3 loss to the Indians. 

Morales homered in the bottom of the fourth inning, which also brought home Lorenzo Cain. The homer didn't matter much as the Indians blew out the Royals in the end. Morales finished the game 1 of 3 and struck out in two other at-bats. He also drew a walk. 

He's now hitting .306/.364/.486 for the season. 


Royals DH Kendrys Morales has 10 RBI in last six games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) Royals DH Kendrys Morales had an RBI single during Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Tigers. He also had one walk and one run.

Morales has at least one RBI in five of his last six games. He has 10 total in that span. 

The 31-year-old Morales has a hit in 22 of 25 games. He has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games. He is batting .293 with one home run, three doubles and 12 RBI in that span.


DH Kendrys Morales goes 3 for 5, homers in Royals' win


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/28/2015) Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales broke out for his biggest offensive game of the season so far, going 3 for 5 with a homer, three runs scored and three RBI in the Royals' win over the Indians on Tuesday.

"[Morales] is a pretty dynamic addition to the offense," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "He does only what he needs to do in those situations, doesn't try to do too much. He's been a great addition."

Morales is now hitting .321 on the season.


Royals DH Kendrys Morales hits 2 RBI in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales went 2 for 4 in Monday night's 7-1 win over the Twins. 

Morales scored two runs and recorded two RBI. Morales now holds a slash line of .358/.424/.566. Morales has notched a hit in 12 of the 13 games he's appeared in this season. His hitting streak is now at five in a row. 

"He's a professional hitter," Royals manager Ned Yost said of Morales, per MLB.com.

This is the sixth multi-hit game for Morales thus far. 


Royals' Kendrys Morales' on-base streak reaches 12


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Royals DH Kendrys Morales still hasn't been kept off base in a game this season. Morales opened the season with a seven-game hitting streak, including four straight multi-hit games.

In his only hitless game of the season, on April 15, Morales was hit by a pitch. Since then, he's hit in four straight for a 12-game on-base streak. 

Morales is hitting .347 with a .969 OPS. He has two home runs and seven RBI.


Royals DH Kendrys Morales continues early season tear Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales went 2 for 4 in Kansas City's 12-3 blowout win over the Twins Monday.

Morales ripped his second home run of the season in the second inning on an 0-1 pitch from Trevor May. Morales, who also scored twice, added a singled and a walk to his totals. Morales boosted his average to .414 in 29 at-bats this season.

"I'm going to defer it to the club," Morales said through interpreter Pedro Grifol. "Everyone is seeing the ball well right now. It's a team effort and that's how we approach it."


Kendrys Morales goes three for four in Royals' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2015) Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales went three for four in Saturday's 6-4 win over the Angels. 

Morales had a double, RBI single, scored once and walked once. He lifted his average to .400.


Royals' Kendrys Morales looking slimmer this spring


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales is looking slimmer this spring, according to MLB.com.

Morales lost about 12 pounds during the offseason after revamping his diet. Morales wouldn't reveal the specifics of his diet, just saying he consumed "less food" during the offseason. Morales added that he was happy with his current weight, and doesn't plan to lose any more.

The 31-year-old hit .218/.274/.338 over 367 at-bats last season. 


Royals DH Kendrys Morales eager to get timing down offensively


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Royals DH Kendrys Morales arrived to spring training Tuesday and is eager to begin work on his timing at the plate, per MLB.com.

Morales missed spring training last year and didn't sign with Minnesota until June. Missing camp played a big part in Morales batting just .218 with eight home runs last season.

"I think it's logical that when I get my at-bats this spring it will help," Morales said through an interpreter. "I think more than anything, I tried [last year]. But missing spring training and part of the season hurt. I gave it my best.

"I just think I can get back to the player I used to be. Hopefully, I get those results on the field."