Kendrys Morales DH KC 4 weeks ago

Morales will bat fifth against the Mets on Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 32-year-old batted primarily out of the No. 5 spot last year (423 of 569 at-bats), and that's where he remains to begin 2016. Morales went 0-for-3 during Sunday's season opener, but drove in a run on a sacrifice fly to center field in the fourth inning. Morales logged 161 at-bats last season with runners in scoring position, fifth-most in baseball.

Kendrys Morales DH KC 2 months ago

Morales sat out Sunday and Monday with the flu, but manager Ned Yost expects him to return to camp Tuesday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This issue doesn't seem to be overly serious. Once he does return, Morales should slot back in as the Royals' main designated hitter.

Kendrys Morales DH KC 6 months ago

Morales will start Game 3 of the World Series on the bench, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With the Series transitioning to the National League, the Royals will be without a DH spot in the lineup. Eric Hosmer, Kansas City's starting first baseman, wasn't expected to give way to Morales meaning the 32-year-old will likely enter the game as a pinch-hitter.

Kendrys Morales DH KC 7 months ago

Morales (quad) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Morales left Thursday's game with the quad issue, but he was available to pinch hit Friday. He'll bat cleanup for the Royals in his return to the lineup Sunday.

Kendrys Morales DH KC 7 months ago

Morales (quad) is available to pinch hit for the Royals on Friday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Morales was considered day-to-day with the quad issue, and his availability off the bench Friday likely confirms that notion. It's possible the Royals will give him a start over the weekend assuming he feels healthy, but they may also choose to rest him for the postseason to avoid setbacks.

Kendrys Morales DH KC 7 months ago

Morales (quad) is not in the lineup Friday against the Twins, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Morales was forced out of Thursday's contest after suffering a left quad injury, and will miss Friday's game with the ailment. The issue doesn't appear to be anything too serious, but he'll be spelled by Ben Zobrist in the DH role with Christian Colon drawing the start at second base.

Kendrys Morales DH KC 7 months ago

Morales exited Thursday's game against the White Sox with a left quad injury, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Morales will join both Lorenzo Cain and Alex Rios as Royals players who are now day-to-day with injuries that have arisen in the past couple days. Fortunately, none of the injuries appear overly serious, so it's quite possible they'll be available for the Royals' postseason run.

Kendrys Morales DH KC 7 months ago

Morales (ankle) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although Morales was forced to sit Monday for a second straight game as a result of a bruised ankle, he was able to pinch hit and has now received clearance to return to the starting lineup. Morales has put together his finest month of the season in September, batting .326/.384/.618 with six homers, which is good to see after he finished slowly last year (.183/.276/.355 in September).

Kendrys Morales DH KC 7 months ago

Morales (ankle) will be available to pinch hit Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Morales is being held out of Monday's lineup as he continues to battle a bruised ankle. He's nearing full health, however, as manager Ned Yost said he expects Morales to return to the lineup Tuesday.

Kendrys Morales DH KC 7 months ago

Morales (ankle) is not in the lineup Monday against the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Morales has been dealing with a bruised ankle, and will now be held out of the lineup for the third time in the last four games as a result. The Royals are travelling to a National League park Monday, losing the DH spot, so it's possible the day off is a result of that.