Kendrys Morales is heading to the Land of 10,000 Lakes…
The 30-year-old Cuban professional baseball player has reportedly reached a one-year deal with the Minnesota Twins, according to ESPN.
Morales’ deal is less than “but in the ballpark” of the $10 million contract that Stephen Drew signed with the Boston Red Sox in May, says the ESPN source.
The agreement was first reported by CBSSports.com.
Morales, a first baseman and designated hitter, hit .277 with 23 home runs and 80 RBIs with the Seattle Mariners last season.
In Minnesota, Morales is expected to spend a majority of his time as the club’s designated hitter.
Morales, who made his Major League Baseball debut in May 2006, played only 51 games in 2010 and missed the entire 2011 season with the Los Angeles Angels after injuring his leg while celebrating a walk-off grand slam. He’s a career .280 hitter with 102 homers and 345 RBIs in 620 games.