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Kendrys Morales Designated for Assignment

Prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Yankees announced a few roster moves.

On Monday night, the Bronx Bombers announced that Jonathan Holder was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. As a corresponding move, the Yankees recalled Stephen Tarpley to fill the void on the 25-man roster.

Additionally, the Yankees reinstated Kendrys Morales from the 10-day injured list, and designated him for assignment.

With the current state of the Yankees roster, it would be a safe bet to say that Morales’ time in the Bronx is all but over.

While dealing with a handful of injuries, the Yankees acquired Morales as part of a “low risk, high reward” type of deal. However, the 36-year-old struggled with the Yankees, posting a slash line of .177/.320/.242 over 19 games played.

With the recent addition of Edwin Encarnacion, along with the return of some of the team’s injured starters, the Yankees simply do not have any room on their big league roster for Morales. As he is set to return from injury, the Yankees had to make a decision regarding his future with the club, and it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that the organization decided to designate him for assignment.

After designating the veteran first baseman for assignment, the organization will have seven days to either trade or release him. The move will additionally open up a 40-man roster space for the Yankees.

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