|Dec. 16 1:04 PM PT2:04 PM MT3:04 PM CT4:04 PM ET16:04 ET21:04 GMT5:04 2:04 PM MST4:04 PM EST4:34 PM VEN1:04 UAE (+1)3:04 PM CT-The Kansas City Royals have finalized a $17 million, two-year deal with Morales. Morales gives the Royals a new designated hitter after Billy Butler agreed to a free agent deal with Oakland. Kansas City will hope last season was an aberration for Morales, who hit .218 with eight homers and 42 RBIs in 98 games with the Minnesota Twins and Seattle Mariners. Two years ago, Morales hit .277 with 23 homers for Seattle.
Analysis: The 31-year-old Morales will get $6.5 million next year and $9 million in 2016. The deal includes an $11 million mutual option for 2017 with a $1.5 million buyout. Morales can make an additional $750,000 in performance bonuses in each of the first two seasons based on plate appearances.
|Dec. 11 10:53 AM PT11:53 AM MT12:53 PM CT1:53 PM ET13:53 ET18:53 GMT2:53 11:53 AM MST1:53 PM EST2:23 PM VEN22:53 UAE12:53 PM CT-A person familiar with the negotiations says slugger Kendrys Morales and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a $17 million, two-year contract.
Analysis: Morales will get $6.5 million next year and $9 million in 2016. The deal includes an $11 million mutual option for 2017 with a $1.5 million buyout. Morales can make an additional $750,000 in performance bonuses in each of the first two seasons based on plate appearances: $50,000 for 375 and $100,000 apiece for 400 and each additional 25 until 550.
|Sep. 6 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET18:18 ET22:18 GMT6:18 3:18 PM MST5:18 PM EST5:48 PM VEN2:18 UAE (+1)5:18 PM CT-Morales hit two home runs in Friday's win in Texas.
Analysis: It's been a disappointing season for Morales after beginning the year without a job. He's batting .228 with just a .613 OPS in 76 games.
|Aug. 3 11:09 AM PT12:09 PM MT1:09 PM CT2:09 PM ET14:09 ET18:09 GMT2:09 11:09 AM MST1:09 PM EST1:39 PM VEN22:09 UAE1:09 PM CT-Morales had two hits and drove in two runs in a 6-3 win over Baltimore on Saturday night.
Analysis: Morales, batting .222, was 3 for 30 in his previous eight games.
|July 25 6:32 PM PT7:32 PM MT8:32 PM CT9:32 PM ET21:32 ET1:32 GMT9:32 6:32 PM MST8:32 PM EST9:02 PM VEN5:32 UAE (+1)8:32 PM CT-Morales has rejoined the Seattle Mariners and says he's surprised to be back with his former team. Morales was set to bat cleanup as the designated hitter Friday night at home against Baltimore.
Analysis: The 31-year-old Morales hit just .234 with one home run and 18 RBIs in 39 games for Minnesota.
|July 24 12:27 PM PT1:27 PM MT2:27 PM CT3:27 PM ET15:27 ET19:27 GMT3:27 12:27 PM MST2:27 PM EST2:57 PM VEN23:27 UAE2:27 PM CT-The Seattle Mariners have reacquired first baseman Kendrys Morales in a trade with the Minnesota Twins for minor-league pitcher Stephen Pryor. The deal was done Thursday.
Analysis: Morales spent under seven weeks with the Twins, who signed him to boost their lineup as a designated hitter but have used him often at first base with Joe Mauer injured. Morales hit .234 in 39 games with 11 doubles, one home run and 18 RBIs.
|June 20 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET11:43 ET15:43 GMT23:43 8:43 AM MST10:43 AM EST11:13 AM VEN19:43 UAE10:43 AM CT-After a fast start with the Twins, Morales has been struggling of late. He went 0 for 3 with a strikeout in Thursday's 4-2 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Since going 6 for 13 with three doubles and three RBIs in his first three games, Morales is 3 for 27 with one RBI in his last seven.
|June 12 4:10 PM PT5:10 PM MT6:10 PM CT7:10 PM ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 PM MST6:10 PM EST6:40 PM VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 PM CT-Morales went 3 for 5 with three RBIs in Wednesday's win in Toronto.
Analysis: He's collected six hits in 13 at-bats since joining the Twins.
|June 11 10:52 AM PT11:52 AM MT12:52 PM CT1:52 PM ET13:52 ET17:52 GMT1:52 10:52 AM MST12:52 PM EST1:22 PM VEN21:52 UAE12:52 PM CT-Morales has made an immediately impact in the Twins' lineup. He went 2 for 5 with a double in Tuesday's 4-0 win at Toronto.
Analysis: Morales, who hit 23 home runs for Seattle in 2013, is 3 for 8 in his first two games with the Twins.
|June 8 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET12:59 ET16:59 GMT0:59 9:59 AM MST11:59 AM EST12:29 PM VEN20:59 UAE11:59 AM CT-The Minnesota Twins have signed free-agent first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales to a one-year, prorated $12 million contract.
Analysis: Morales, who has been in Miami working out while waiting to sign, hit .277 with 23 home runs and 80 RBIs in 156 games with the Seattle Mariners last season.