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Yankees: What about Kendrys Morales?

To start the week the New York Yankees avoided continuing a five game losing streak by beating the lowly Minnesota Twins, 10-4.

Kendrys Morales 1B #8 Seattle Mariners

Kendrys Morales 1B #8 Seattle Mariners (Photo credit: Sports Crazy)

Even though it was the Twins, who have been dreadful all season long it was a win and one that they had to get.

The Yankees scored 10 runs, which is a miracle in itself considering how the bad the offense has been this season. It was only the fourth game this season that the Yankees scored 10 or more runs. They have yet to put double digits on the scoreboard at home.

The bats had hit an anemic point up until two days ago, as the Yankees have been shutout seven times by opponents compared to just six in total last season.

Is this issue fixable?

Maybe, as I believe that trading for a power bat could be the game changer the Yankees desperately need to turn this season around.

And I am not talking about waiting on Jeter, A-Rod, Granderson and Youks to return because everyone saw how that went the first time.

I am referring to a seasoned bat, preferably a righty or a switch hitter that has experience hitting in the American League.

So that got me thinking, what about Seattle Mariners Kendrys Morales?

Morales is a 30-year old, switch hitter who can platoon first base with Lyle Overbay.

Morales has decent numbers the last two seasons:

Kendry Morales - 2012-2013 batting stats
Season
G
AB
R
H
TB
2B
3B
HR
RBI
BB
SO
SB
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
RISP
20121344846113222626122733111600.2730.3200.4670.7870.275
2013783003183130200942225900.2770.3340.4330.7680.357

Morales is unable to play the field every day due to a broken leg suffered three years ago when he was running home after hitting a walk-off homer.

The reason Morales would be good for the Yankees is he can hit lefty pitching. He is posting a .318 batting average vs. lefties and the Yankees as a team have a .219 collectively.

Morales is only signed with the Mariners till the end of 2013, so the Yankees would only be renting him for three months pending how he fairs in the Bronx.

Potentially, Morales could rake in the small confines of Yankee Stadium and might be a nice, cheap pick-up that could work out well.

Bottom line is something has to be done ASAP, so this is just another suggestion.

Thoughts?

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One Comment

  1. Richard says:

    You want him to bat RH vs LHP right???? Since when do RHB's Rake at Yankee Stadium. Leaves maybe….. He would fit the bill though. I expect we are saving the DH spot for you know who.