The New York Yankees are determined to add some thunder to their lineup, a lineup that was void of much pop during the 2013 season.
And while names like Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran have been linked to the Bronx Bombers, it’s possible the Yankees may try to sneak in some under the radar type moves, like signing Kendrys Morales.
The first baseman/designated hitter recently declined the Seattle Mariners’ $14.1 million dollar qualifying offer in hopes of securing a long term deal, but signing Morales wouldn’t come cheaply to the Yankees as they’d be required to forfeit a draft pick considering Morales was tendered the QO from Seattle.
Add Kendrys Morales to the long list of free agents the Yankees are talking about. The Yankees have positive reports about his clubhouse presence, and could see using him at DH and first base. The Yankees’ scouts suggest he can play first base well.
Regardless, it could still be a move worth exploring as the Yankees aren’t exactly known for their minor league system and the draft pick isn’t as valuable to them as it is to smaller market teams.