The New York Yankees have reached out to the representatives of veteran free agent DH, Kendrys Morales.
According to the NY Post, the New York Yankees have reached out to the representatives of DH Kendrys Morales as an option to improve the lineup that ranked second-to-last in batting average with runners in scoring position.
The switch-hitting Morales, 33, slashed .263/.327/.468 with an OPS of .795 and 30 home runs in 2016. He could provide a second option if Brian McCann were to be dealt this offseason.
The Blue Jays and Red Sox were also mentioned as parties interested in the report after Kansas City declined a $11 million mutual option while also refusing to extend the qualifying offer.
If Brian Cashman decides to obtain Morales’ services without dealing McCann first, that could push the effort for the Yankees to deal him for some prospects, something they won’t do thanks to his current value as a DH.
This would unquestionably provoke him to waive his no-trade clause as the signing of Beltran will drive McCann to a bench role.
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