Twins sign free-agent slugger Kendrys Morales to one-year pact

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

Minneapolis, MN, United States (4E Sports) – The Minnesota Twins have signed free-agent slugger Kendrys Morales to a one-year deal, according to sources.

The Twins have not confirmed the deal and the terms but sources claimed that the contract is worth $7.6 million.

The 30-year-old Morales was a free agent over the offseason, but did not sign with a team after declining a qualifying offer from the Seattle Mariners.

The Twins wanted to add a power bat to their offense, and Morales certainly brings that as the switch-hitter posted .277/.336/.449 slash line in 2013, with 23 homers, 34 doubles and 80 RBIs with the Mariners.

Morales played just 31 games at first base, while serving as the designated hitter in 121 games. The Twins have Joe Mauer at first base, so Morales is again expected to see a bulk of his time at DH.

Morales, who also played with the Angels from 2006-12, is a career .280/.333/.480 hitter with 102 homers, 130 doubles and 165 RBIs in 620 games.

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