News

Morales returns to Seattle via trade

Morales returns to Seattle via trade

Seattle Mariners' Kendrys Morales in action against the Texas Rangers in a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Seattle. Photo: KPUG/AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

SEATTLE, Wash. – The Seattle Mariners have acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Stephen Pryor. General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced the move today.

Morales is scheduled to report to the Mariners tomorrow at which time a 25-man roster move will be made. A jersey number will be assigned to him tomorrow. Morales was hitting .234 with 1 home run and 18 RBI’s in 39 games with Minnesota.

In 156 games with the Mariners last season Morales led the team in batting average, doubles, RBI’s, multi-hit games and extra-base hits. the 31-year old hit 23 home runs last season establishing a club record for a switch hitter.

Pryor made one appearance for the Mariners this season after opening the season on the disabled list. He appeared in 34 games toal with the Mariners recording a 2.81 ERA with 35 strikeouts.  He was originally selected by the Mariners in the 5th round of the 2010 June Draft out of Tennessee Tech University.

 www.Mariners.com

Recent Headlines

in Black Friday, Entertainment

‘TIS THE SEASON: Holiday specials airing this week

Frosty the Snowman

Here's a look at Christmas classics and new holiday favorites airing this weekend.

in Black Friday, Entertainment, National

Obama pardons ‘Cheese,’ America’s top turkey

turkeypardon

The President pardoned the official Thanksgiving turkey in a tradition that is truly American.

in Entertainment

Harrison Ford signs on to ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

harrisonford

The actor will reprise his 1982 role as bounty hunter Rick Deckard.

in Black Friday, Entertainment

Sting, ‘Sesame Street’ set for Macy’s parade

thanksgiving

KISS, Miss USA Nia Sanchez, Nick Jonas, and Idina Menzel are also set to take part in the 88th annual parade.

in Viral Videos, Weird

WATCH: Passengers in Russia’s Arctic give airliner a push

17-overlay1

In other countries, you may be asked to push a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, it's a jet.