Kendrys Morales
DH KC
1 week 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 week 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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
4 weeks ago

Morales went 2-for-3 with a pair of bombs and four RBI in a 6-2 victory over the Phillies on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

This was Morales' second multi-homer game since June 26. In seven games since then, Morales has six bombs. He is hitting .267 with 14 homers, 45 RBI and 33 runs in 270 at-bats this season.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
4 weeks ago

Morales went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old's bat stayed scorching hot, with Morales extending his hitting streak to seven games while blasting a homer for the second straight contest. He finished last month with a stellar .402/.453/.655 line, and has now brought his average up a whopping 69 points since June 1.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
4 weeks ago

Morales went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer and two RBI Thursday at the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Morales doubled in a run in the sixth inning to extend the Royals' lead to two runs before launching his 11th bomb of the year to give them an additional insurance run in a winning effort. He's been on fire, as he's now posted multiple hits in each of his last six games to raise his slash line to .262/.324/.437.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
1 month ago

Morales is hitting third and starting in right field Wednesday against the Cardinals, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

EDGE Analysis

This will be his first start in the outfield since 2008, and it comes in desperate times. The Royals placed Lorenzo Cain (hamstring) on the DL Wednesday and they are playing in a National League park, so manager Ned Yost got creative to get Morales in the lineup to keep some thump next to Eric Hosmer in the middle of the order. It's unlikely that Morales will get many, if any, more starts in the outfield this year, but it would be a major boon for his fantasy owners if he added outfield eligibility.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
1 month ago

Morales went 4-for-4 and drove in two runs in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Morales is 8-for-12 with two homers, three runs scored and five RBI over the past three games as Morales is finally starting to wake up this season. After opening June with a brutal .193/.262/.330 batting line, he is now hitting a more respectable .243/.309/.406 after Monday's performance, largely thanks to four multi-hit games in his past six starts.

Kendrys Morales
DH KC
1 month ago

Morales went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo homers Sunday against the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Morales' first bomb of the day gave the Royals a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning, and he put them in the lead for good with his second blast of the contest in the seventh inning. He now has posted multi-hit efforts in four of his last seven games to bring his slash line to .231/.299/.393.