10DKendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
1 day ago

Morales (hamstring) is expected to return prior to Friday's game against the Yankees, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morales was placed on the 10-day DL on April 10 due to a Grade 1 hamstring strain. Manager John Gibbons said that he's confident Morales will be ready to return Friday, which is the first day he's eligible to come off the disabled list.

10DKendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
3 days ago

Morales (hamstring) was able to run in left field Monday, Laura Armstrong of the Toronto Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morales remains on the disabled list with a Grade 1 hamstring strain, but the fact that he was capable of running just six days after suffering the injury is a good sign for the Blue Jays. There's still no timetable for the 34-year-old's return.

10DKendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
1 week ago

Morales (hamstring) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morales suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain while running the bases during Monday's win over the Orioles, and the issue was deemed serious enough to warrant a stay on the DL after further evaluation. He remains without a timetable for his return, but one will likely come into focus once he's able to resume baseball activities. In the meantime, Yangervis Solarte is starting at designated hitter in his place Tuesday, while Steve Pearce could also see some increased opportunities until Morales is healthy. Pitcher Tim Mayza was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move.

10DKendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
1 week ago

Morales was was diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Morales seemed to be in pain while running the bases during Monday's game against the Orioles and had to be pulled from action in the second inning. The current plan is for Morales to be evaluated again Tuesday, at which point it should become clear if he'll require a stint on the disabled list. If Morales has to miss an extended period of time, Steve Pearce would likely fill in at the DH spot.

10DKendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
1 week ago

Morales left Monday's game in the second inning with what appeared to be a leg injury, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morales left Monday's game after he seemed to be experiencing discomfort in his leg while running the bases. Upon his departure, Yangervis Solarte entered the game as a pinch runner. Additional information regarding the severity of Morales' injury should be available after the club examines him further.

10DKendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Morales is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Rangers, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aledmys Diaz's return from back spasms shifts Yangervis Solarte to third base and Josh Donaldson to designated hitter, sending Morales to the bench. The 34-year-old was similarly the odd man out four days in a row last week as Donaldson dealt with a dead arm, but the Blue Jays' third baseman has been able to retake the field for the last few games with no apparent issues.

10DKendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Morales is back in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morales had been out of the lineup for four straight days while Josh Donaldson was forced to occupy his designated hitter spot due to a dead arm. Donaldson is back in his usual spot at the hot corner Tuesday, freeing up Morales' spot in the lineup. Assuming that Donaldson's arm responds positively to his return to the field, expect Morales to remain in the lineup on a regular basis moving forward.

10DKendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Morales remains on the bench Monday against the White Sox, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Morales continues to sit while third baseman Josh Donaldson is forced to occupy his designated hitter spot due to a dead arm. Expect the situation to continue as long as Donaldson remains unable to take the field. He participated in long toss and practiced making throws from third base following the conclusion of Sunday's game against the Yankees, so it's possible that his return to the field is imminent.

10DKendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
3 weeks ago

Morales is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Everyday third baseman Josh Donaldson is battling through a dead arm phase that will relegate him to designated hitter for the time being, leaving no spot in the lineup for Morales, who isn't likely to see starts at first base at Justin Smoak's expense. It's unclear when the Blue Jays will be comfortable with moving Donaldson back to the field, so Morales doesn't make for a strong lineup option in deeper formats heading into the upcoming week due to his uncertain playing-time situation.

10DKendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
3 weeks ago

Morales is not in the lineup Friday against the Yankees, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Josh Donaldson is moving to Morales' usual designated hitter spot while dealing with dead arm. It's unclear how long Donaldson will remain at DH, but Morales figures to be little more than a pinch hitter for that time. He could get the occasional start at first base, though he played there only 12 times last year and is unlikely to play often ahead of Justin Smoak.