Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
2 months ago

Morales isn't in the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Jose Bautista will occupy the DH spot with Morales sitting out. Morales saw his batting average fall from 2016's mark of .263 to .250 during his first season with the Blue Jays. However, his power remained as he slugged 28 home runs and notched 85 RBI.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
2 months ago

Morales went 2-for-5 with his 28th home run of the year -- a two-run shot -- against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

So ends a 17-game power outage. He's credibly followed up last season's 30-homer, 93-RBI campaign, as Morales will finish close to both those figures; his RBI total is now at 84. The veteran DH hasn't helped owners in batting average or OBP, but he hasn't been bad enough in those categories to detract from his power contributions.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
2 months ago

Morales is out of the lineup for Friday's matchup against the Yankees, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Miguel Montero will be used as Toronto's DH in place of Morales on Friday night. Over his last 10 games Morales has slashed .306/.342/.361 and driven in three runs while scoring once.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
2 months ago

Morales is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

Jose Bautista will occupy the DH spot as Morales gets the day off. Since the start of September, Morales has slashed .219/.261/.459, with each mark being below his season line of .249/.305/.450.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
2 months ago

Morales went 3-for-4 with his 25th double of the season in Wednesday's loss to Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

The first-year Blue Jay surpassed last season's total for doubles in 17 fewer games, but his .250 batting average has put a dent in his OBP and slugging percentage compared to his 2016 with Kansas City. He remains on pace to reach 30 home runs for a second straight year, and the third time in his 11-year career, but it's unlikely Morales can meet the 90-RBI mark that he's accomplished over the past two campaigns. On the bright side, the DH is riding a modest six game hitting streak in which he gone 9-for-23 (.391), and looks poised to provide owners with a strong finish.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Morales went 4-for-5 with three home runs, seven RBI and four runs during Thursday's win over Baltimore.

EDGE Analysis

Considering Morales had just two home runs and only four multi-hit games through 24 August games heading into Thursday, this was an out-of-nowhere outburst from the veteran. Morales is now up to 25 homers and 70 RBI for the campaign, and his 60 runs and .253 batting average are also serviceable marks. He's been streaky, but he's in line to finish with respectable year-end numbers.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Morales is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morales will retreat to the bench following three consecutive starts, going 4-for-12 at the plate during that span. In his place, Josh Donaldson takes a day off from the field at the DH spot while Jose Bautista slides over to man the hot corner.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Morales is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

With no DH available at Wrigley Field, Morales will remain on the bench for a third straight game. He should return to the starting lineup when the Blue Jays return to American League action against the Rays on Tuesday.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Morales is not in the lineup against the Cubs on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Without the DH available at Wrigley Field, Morales will continue to sit on the bench for the second contest of a three-game set. He will likely remain out of the starting nine for the series finale Sunday.

Kendrys Morales
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Morales is not in the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The designated hitter will likely not start any game at Wrigley Field this weekend. Morales also was one of the Blue Jays recently bitten by the flu bug, which also hindered his ability to contribute much in recent days.