Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
1 day ago

Morales is not in the lineup Saturday against the Royals, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morales will get a deserved day off after starting each of the last 26 games for the Blue Jays. Josh Donaldson will occupy the DH spot in his absence, with Russell Martin starting at third base and Luke Maile behind the dish.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
3 days ago

Morales will bat fourth and serve as designated hitter for the Blue Jays on Thursday, as he replaced the scratched Josh Donaldson (knee), Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Donaldson's left knee was acting up, which has earned him a last-minute benching. Morales owners should try getting him back in their lineups if they've benched him. Toronto had reshuffled their order to feature Justin Smoak more prominently in the middle of the order, though Morales should expect to stay in a productive spot, especially if Donaldson needs an extended recovery window.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
3 days ago

Morales is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

The masher will take a breather during the matinee outing, with Josh Donaldson taking over at designated hitter, Russell Martin occupying third base and Luke Maile crouching behind the plate. The Blue Jays are toying with their lineup, with Morales batting fifth Wednesday after usually manning cleanup. Expect him to remain there or somewhere else in the middle of the order, which keeps him as a valuable run producer.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Morales homered and was 1-for-4 with a walk Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

For Morales owners, it's a good sing to see him hitting his second home run in two days. Despite his somewhat low average (.254), he still has decent power numbers, with 13 home runs and 34 RBI this season. He's also not in jeopardy of losing playing time, still serving as the primary designated hitter for Toronto.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
4 weeks ago

Morales went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's comeback victory over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Morales took a 1-0 fastball from reliever Blake Wood over the right field fence in the bottom of the eighth, provided the winning margin on Tuesday. Morales is another Blue Jay hitter that is getting hot, as he is 14-for-38 (.368) over his last 10 games with three long balls and 10 RBI. Morales should benefit from Josh Donaldson's return from the DL and a red-hot Jose Bautista ahead of him in the lineup.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Morales went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Morales hit his ninth bomb of the campaign to extend the Blue Jays lead to three runs in a game they'd hold on to win. Although fantasy owners are content with his power output, his .250/.300/.452 slash line has been a disappointment.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Morales went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored, and 2 RBI in Thursday's win over Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

The four-hit night was a welcome sight for fantasy owners who haven't seen Morales have a multi-hit game since May 6. Entering Thursday's contest, Morales was just 4 for his last 26 at the plate, which may have been influenced in part by a nagging hamstring injury he sustained last week. Perhaps this four-hit outburst is the spark that will get things going in the right direction for Morales.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Morales is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the Blue Jays playing in a National League park, they don't have the ability to use a designated hitter, thus sending Morales to the bench. Morales could slot into the lineup at first base for Thursday's contest, but Justin Smoak will man that spot Wednesday.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Morales went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Toronto's designated hitter missed the last three games due to a hamstring injury, but he returned to the lineup in a big way Saturday, smacking a homer. It's been a slow start for Morales, who is still working on improving his .244/.293/.450 slash line, but he's been on fire over the past two weeks to the tune of a 1.008 OPS. So long as he stays away from the injury bug, his numbers should round back into form.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Morales (hamstring) is batting cleanup Saturday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger has sat out each of the last three games due to a hamstring issue, but he'll draw back in against right-hander Ryan Weber and the Mariners on Saturday. Though Morales is hitting just .230 against righties this season, five of his six home runs have come against them.