Kendrys Morales headed back to Seattle


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Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

First baseman and DH Kendrys Morales got what he didn’t want this time around. He could have stayed with the Seattle Mariners after last season. He elected instead to test the free agency market. That didn’t work out all that well as he wasn’t signed by the Minnesota Twins until after the June 5 MLB Draft.

At the time the Twins were hovering around .500 and were

hoping the added presence of Morales’ bat would help them get into the playoff race. That hasn’t really worked out and Morales was moved to the trading block.

Funnily enough, at least to me, Morales was traded Thursday afternoon back to the Seattle Mariners. A team he rejected multiple times even, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, to the tune of three-years and $30 million.

This time as pointed out by Rosenthal, Morales had no choice in the matter. In return for Morales the Twins received RHP Stephen Pryor.

In 39 games with Minnesota this season Morales is hitting just .234 with one home run and 18 RBI. Pryor has spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Tacoma since returning from injury and hasn’t been the pitcher he was before. His velocity has dropped into the low 90’s and his ERA with Tacoma is 4.65 on the year. It’s an interesting trade, I guess and it kind of came out of nowhere but the Mariners wanted Morales back badly and now they have him, whether he wants to be there or not.

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