Kendrys Morales
DH KC
2 days ago

Morales is not in Thursday's lineup against the Marlins, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morales will be held out of the lineup for a third straight game, as the Royals wrap up a series in a National League park in Miami. The club will head to Boston for the weekend and regain the DH spot, so Morales figures to return to the lineup then, while serving as a pinch-hitting option Thursday.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
4 days ago

Morales is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins, Joel Goldberg of FoxSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Kansas City playing in an NL ballpark, Morales will head to the bench as his services at the DH spot won't be needed. Over the last 14 games, Morales, who owns a .430 slugging percentage for the year, has posted a mark of .532 while knocking three home runs and three doubles.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
2 weeks ago

Morales has dropped his appeal and will serve his one-game suspension Thursday, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morales earned the suspension August 2 against the Rays for coming back onto the field to argue after he was ejected earlier that game. He was originally planning to appeal the suspension, but has reconciled, and will serve it Thursday as the Royals face the White Sox. He will likely be back in the lineup Friday against the Twins.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
3 weeks ago

Morales went 1-for-4 with a grand slam Sunday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Morales' 18th blast of the season blew open a close game in the seventh inning of a home victory. Despite the homer, he's failed to collect a hit in 10 of his last 14 contests, and he's now slashing .241/.311/.424 on the year. He's now on pace to hit at least 20 bombs for the fifth time in his career.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
3 weeks ago

Morales received a one-game suspension for coming back on the field to argue after being ejected in Tuesday's game, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports. He will appeal the suspension and is batting cleanup Thursday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

He was ejected in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game and came back on the field to argue more with the umpiring crew. Morales will be allowed to continue to play until his appeal is heard or dropped. The Royals don't play in a National League park again until Aug. 23 so they won't be able to strategically drop the suspension when the DH is not available to them, as the appeal will likely be heard by then.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
4 weeks ago

Morales homered, a solo blast, in a 2-for-4 game in Monday's win over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The home run put the Royals on the board in the seventh inning, and it would prove to be enough as Danny Duffy and Kelvin Herrera managed to complete the shutout. Morales needed to bust out of a slump, as he was just 2-for-25 over his past seven games. After hitting .290/.362/.485 last year, he has starkly declined in 2016, with just a .247/.315/.433 batting line in 98 games.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
1 month ago

Morales (foot) will return to the Royals starting lineup on Tuesday, hitting fourth and playing DH.

EDGE Analysis

Morales avoided a serious injury, as an X-ray showed no structural damage on his right foot. Despite being back in the lineup on Tuesday, it may take a few days for the pain to fully go away. The Royals will face right-hander Danny Salazar and the Indians on Tuesday. Morales is 3-17 (.176) lifetime versus Salazar.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
1 month ago

Morales is day-to-day with a right foot contusion, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morales was hit on the foot by a pitch, and had X-rays done on his foot. Fortunately, his X-ray results showed no structural damage. There will be more updates on Morales' status for Tuesday's game against the Indians as game time approaches.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
2 months ago

Morales (back) is in the lineup against the Mariners on Thursday, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morales will be the designated hitter while batting third in the order Thursday. The 33-year-old took the day off Wednesday after experiencing back tightness during Tuesday's game, but appears to be good to go for Thursday's outing against James Paxton and the Mariners.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
2 months ago

Morales is out of the lineup Wednesday after experiencing some back tightness in Tuesday's game against Toronto, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran Morales will get the day off Wednesday as Brett Eibner gets a chance to serve as the Royals' DH against Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays. Manager Ned Yost told reporters that the club isn't overly worried about Morales' back moving forward, but the club also didn't want to risk him aggravating it Wednesday. Still, owners will want to check back on Morales' status Thursday ahead of the Royals' series opener against the Mariners.