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Mariners won’t be trading Kendrys Morales

Aug 29, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

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Kendrys Morales was placed on revocable waivers by the Mariners and got claimed, but Jon Heyman of reports that Seattle pulled him back and will be keeping the switch-hitter for the remainder of the season.

Who knows what type of offer they got for Morales, but if the Mariners turned down any kind of decent prospect for a 30-year-old impending free agent designated hitter … well, that would add to their pile of questionable decision-making.

Morales is having a decent season, hitting .281 with 17 homers and a .782 OPS in 127 games, but it’s hard to imagine the Mariners making him the $14 million qualifying offer necessary to get draft pick compensation for his signing elsewhere because he’d presumably just accept the one-year deal if they did.

Seattle held on to a bunch of veterans at the July 31 trade deadline under the guise that they wanted to finish the season strong. Since then they’ve gone 9-16 are are now 59-73 overall.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 29, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Who to say that they will not resign him to a 3 year contract that is about half of $14 million per year?

    • classicfinder - Aug 29, 2013 at 12:45 PM

      Then get a prospect now and resign him in November.

  2. asimonetti88 - Aug 29, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Interesting move… they will have to lose a MLB quality player to make room for Taijuan Walker then.

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