Former Mariners DH/first baseman Kendrys Morales has reached a agreement with the Minnesota Twins, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
The deal has not been confirmed by the Twins nor Morales’ agents.
Morales, 30, will receive $7.6 million for the remainder of the year, according to MLB.com. That is a pro-rated portion of $12 million. The deal in contingent on Morales passing a physical.
The deal comes too late for the Mariners to receive compensation after tendering a $14.1 million qualifying offer to Morales after last season. He also rejected a three-year extension last season for $30 million over three years.
Morales will not be subject to a qualifying offer after the season because he won’t have played a full season for the Twins.
Morales batted .277 last season in 156 games with 23 homers and 80 RBIs.