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Dayton Moore had himself quite the offseason, solidifying the Kansas City Royals bullpen, signing Edinson Volquez and bringing in some power to a lineup that desperately needed it. While all of those moves he made, the signing of Kendrys Morales may have been Moore’s best move of the offseason.
Already leading the American League in RBI, Morales has continued his assault on baseballs throughout the game. Last week, he produced a .333/.421/.800 batting line, hitting two home runs and driving in seven. He has also given the Royals lineup an element of patience that was not always there, drawing three walks last week.
Morales was considered a bit of a gamble for the Royals, a player who struggled mightily last season after missing the first two months of the season after being given the qualifying offer. He has more than proven that his 2014 season was a fluke, performing far beyond what most people expected.
Kendrys Morales had quite the week for the Kansas City Royals, continuing a great season. His presence has changed the lineup, making the Royals a much more formidable group.