Report: Kendrys Morales reaches deal with Minnesota Twins

Staff writerJune 7, 2014 

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Seattle Mariners' Kendrys Morales bats during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Peoria, Ariz.


Former Mariners DH/first baseman Kendrys Morales has reached a agreement with the Minnesota Twins, according to Jon Heyman of

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 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.

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