|Nov. 11 2:54 PM PT3:54 PM MT4:54 PM CT5:54 PM ET17:54 ET22:54 GMT6:54 3:54 PM MST5:54 PM EST6:24 PM VEN2:54 UAE (+1)4:54 PM CT-Morales has agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract with the Blue Jays, a move that likely signals the end of Edwin Encarnacion's tenure with the organization.
Analysis: The 33-year-old Morales will come cheaper than the player he's likely replacing, though it's highly unlikely he'll be able to match the 42 homers and 127 RBIs Encarnacion produced last season. He did put up 30 homers and 93 RBIs for the Royals in 2016 and knocked in 106 runs during KC's World Series title run the previous year, so this could very well prove to be a wise investment.
|Sep. 25 5:14 PM PT6:14 PM MT7:14 PM CT8:14 PM ET20:14 ET0:14 GMT8:14 5:14 PM MST7:14 PM EST7:44 PM VEN4:14 UAE (+1)7:14 PM CT-Morales had three hits Sunday.
Analysis: He is 7 for 13 in his last three games.
|Sep. 19 3:28 PM PT4:28 PM MT5:28 PM CT6:28 PM ET18:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)5:28 PM CT-Morales homered for the second straight game Monday, a three-run shot.
Analysis: He's driven in nine runs in his last four games and is hitting .358 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in his past 21 contests.
|Sep. 18 8:35 PM PT9:35 PM MT10:35 PM CT11:35 PM ET23:35 ET3:35 GMT11:35 8:35 PM MST10:35 PM EST11:05 PM VEN7:35 UAE (+1)10:35 PM CT-Morales paced Kansas City's offense in Sunday's 10-3 rout of the White Sox by going 3 for 5 with a home run and four RBIs.
Analysis: The veteran DH has really picked it up over the stretch run, batting .359 with eight homers and 27 RBIs over his last 20 games. Morales also has knocked in at least one run in six straight games against Chicago.
|Sep. 8 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-The red-hot Morales went 3 for 4 with a homer, two RBIs and two runs Wednesday.
Analysis: Morales homered for the fourth time in three games and extended his hitting streak to 10 games, during which he's batting .405 with six homers and 16 RBIs.
|Sep. 7 9:07 PM PT10:07 PM MT11:07 PM CT12:07 AM ET0:07 ET4:07 GMT12:07 9:07 PM MST11:07 PM EST11:37 PM VEN8:07 UAE11:07 PM CT-Morales went deep twice in a 10-3 win at Minnesota on Tuesday, the second straight night he's cleared the fences at Target Field. It was his 17th career multi-homer game and extended his hitting streak to nine games.
Analysis: Morales is 14 for 38 (.368) with five homers and 14 RBIs during his streak.
|Sep. 5 4:32 PM PT5:32 PM MT6:32 PM CT7:32 PM ET19:32 ET23:32 GMT7:32 4:32 PM MST6:32 PM EST7:02 PM VEN3:32 UAE (+1)6:32 PM CT-Morales played a big part in an 11-5 win at Minnesota on Monday with a three-run homer, his 23rd of the season.
Analysis: The slugger is 12 for 33 (.364) with three home runs and nine RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak.
|Sep. 4 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET23:37 ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST11:07 PM VEN7:37 UAE (+1)10:37 PM CT-Morales went 2 for 4 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Though his overall numbers have been a bit disappointing compared to last season, Morales is batting .367 with two homers, six RBIs and seven runs scored over a seven-game hitting streak.
|Sep. 1 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-Morales homered for the second straight game in Wednesday's 5-4, 13-inning loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: Morales has heated up by going 7 for 18 in his last four games. He's also driven in five runs in his past three.
|Aug. 31 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Morales continued his recent surge by belting his 21st home run in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: Morales, who hadn't homered since Aug. 16, is 6 for 12 with a homer, double and three RBIs over his last three games.
|Aug. 30 8:29 AM PT9:29 AM MT10:29 AM CT11:29 AM ET11:29 ET15:29 GMT23:29 8:29 AM MST10:29 AM EST10:59 AM VEN19:29 UAE10:29 AM CT-Morales went 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs scored Monday.
Analysis: He's 7 for 17 with four runs in his last four games.
|Aug. 29 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET11:59 ET15:59 GMT23:59 8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST11:29 AM VEN19:59 UAE10:59 AM CT-Morales had three hits in the Royals' 10-4 win over the Red Sox on Sunday.
Analysis: Morales had five hits in 13 at-bats at Fenway Park after hitting .211 in his first 38 games after the All-Star break.
|Aug. 26 7:36 PM PT8:36 PM MT9:36 PM CT10:36 PM ET22:36 ET2:36 GMT10:36 7:36 PM MST9:36 PM EST10:06 PM VEN6:36 UAE (+1)9:36 PM CT-Morales hopes his recent struggles are behind him after going 2 for 4 in Friday's win over the Red Sox.
Analysis: Morales had been batting .194 with four extra-base hits over his previous 12 games.
|Aug. 17 9:21 AM PT10:21 AM MT11:21 AM CT12:21 PM ET12:21 ET16:21 GMT0:21 9:21 AM MST11:21 AM EST11:51 AM VEN20:21 UAE11:21 AM CT-Morales hit his team-leading 20th home run Tuesday, reaching that mark for the fifth time in his career.
Analysis: Morales has gone deep three times in his last eight games, posting a .364 OBP in that span. That follows a 27-game span in which he homered just twice and had a .259 OBP.
|Aug. 13 11:13 AM PT12:13 PM MT1:13 PM CT2:13 PM ET14:13 ET18:13 GMT2:13 11:13 AM MST1:13 PM EST1:43 PM VEN22:13 UAE1:13 PM CT-Morales reached in all four of his plate appearances and hit his 19th homer Friday in in his return from a one-game suspension.
Analysis: Morales is 6 for 13 with five RBIs in his last four games.
|Aug. 4 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Morales will serve his one-game suspension Thursday for a ninth-inning ejection, which included returning to the field, in a game against the Rays on Aug. 2.
Analysis: Morales, batting .244 with 18 homers and 54 RBIs, will return Friday at Minnesota. He's 2 for 17 in his career against schedules Twins starter Kyle Gibson.
|July 25 1:00 PM PT2:00 PM MT3:00 PM CT4:00 PM ET16:00 ET20:00 GMT4:00 1:00 PM MST3:00 PM EST3:30 PM VEN0:00 UAE (+1)3:00 PM CT-Morales was the Royals' offensive bright spot in Sunday's 2-1 loss to Texas, finishing 3 for 3 with a solo home run.
Analysis: Morales has had an up-and-down season and had been struggling coming into the game, hitting just .163 with no homers and two RBIs over his previous 12 contests. He's 2 for 6 with a homer off Hector Santiago, who'll oppose the Royals in Monday's series opener against the Angels.
|July 19 10:05 PM PT11:05 PM MT12:05 AM CT1:05 AM ET1:05 ET5:05 GMT13:05 10:05 PM MST12:05 AM EST12:35 AM VEN9:05 UAE12:05 AM CT-Morales left Monday's win over Cleveland early after he fouled a pitch off his right foot in the fith inning. X-rays were negative, detecting only a bruise.
Analysis: Morales has already dealt with a couple of injuries this season, neither of which have caused him to miss significant time. The Royals said he is day to day with the contusion and is not expected to miss significant time.
|July 10 8:48 AM PT9:48 AM MT10:48 AM CT11:48 AM ET11:48 ET15:48 GMT23:48 8:48 AM MST10:48 AM EST11:18 AM VEN19:48 UAE10:48 AM CT-Morales stepped up with two hits in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Mariners.
Analysis: Morales had gone 2 for 18 over his previous five games.
|July 5 7:42 AM PT8:42 AM MT9:42 AM CT10:42 AM ET10:42 ET14:42 GMT22:42 7:42 AM MST9:42 AM EST10:12 AM VEN18:42 UAE9:42 AM CT-Morales continued his homer binge Monday with a solo shot in a 6-2 loss at Toronto.
Analysis: Morales has five homers in his last five games and is hitting .526 with seven long balls and 14 RBIs over his last 10 games.
|July 1 8:18 PM PT9:18 PM MT10:18 PM CT11:18 PM ET23:18 ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST10:48 PM VEN7:18 UAE (+1)10:18 PM CT-Morales hit a two-run homer Friday for the Royals.
Analysis: "He's swinging the bat really well right now," Royals manager Ned Yost said of Morales, who is 13 for his last 20.
|July 1 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET11:57 ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST11:27 AM VEN19:57 UAE10:57 AM CT-Morales homered and recorded his sixth straight multi-hit game on Thursday to lead the Royals to a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
Analysis: Morales, who went 3 for 4, has 16 hits in 24 at-bats over the six-game run. He went 12 for 16 in the series and started in the outfield for the first time since 2008. Since going 1 for 15 in a four-game set with Cleveland on June 2-5, Morales has been on fire. He was hitting .191 on June 5, but has gone 32 of 69 since to push his average to .262.
|June 28 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST11:35 AM VEN20:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-Morales went 4 for 4 and drove in two runs, sending Kansas City to a 6-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a four-game, two-city series between cross-state rivals.
Analysis: Morales, who homered twice Sunday, is feeling it lately. He's 15 for 27 with three homers and 13 RBIs in his last eight games.
|June 26 5:05 PM PT6:05 PM MT7:05 PM CT8:05 PM ET20:05 ET0:05 GMT8:05 5:05 PM MST7:05 PM EST7:35 PM VEN4:05 UAE (+1)7:05 PM CT-Morales had his first two-homer game of the season in Sunday's 6-1 win over Houston.
Analysis: Morales has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 starts, batting .390 with four home runs and 13 RBIs.
|June 19 9:34 AM PT10:34 AM MT11:34 AM CT12:34 PM ET12:34 ET16:34 GMT0:34 9:34 AM MST11:34 AM EST12:04 PM VEN20:34 UAE11:34 AM CT-Morales drove in five runs with four hits and the Kansas City Royals routed the Detroit Tigers 16-5 on Saturday.
Analysis: Morales has struggled to keep his average above .200 this season but tied a career high with the five RBIs and also got his 200th career double in the second. Morales reached base eight straight times - three walks and five hits - over a three-game span before grounding out to end the fifth. Morales has reached base 10 times - seven hits and three walks - in his past 11 plate appearances and raised his average to .225.
|June 1 1:54 PM PT2:54 PM MT3:54 PM CT4:54 PM ET16:54 ET20:54 GMT4:54 1:54 PM MST3:54 PM EST4:24 PM VEN0:54 UAE (+1)3:54 PM CT-Morales homered - a two-run shot in the sixth - and drove in three runs Tuesday.
Analysis: Morales was horrible in May with a .163 average.
|May 8 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET11:20 ET15:20 GMT23:20 8:20 AM MST10:20 AM EST10:50 AM VEN19:20 UAE10:20 AM CT-The slumping Morales broke out with two hits - including a three-run homer - and drove in four runs in Saturday's win at Cleveland.
Analysis: The veteran switch-hitter was hitting an anemic .119 (5 for 42) with zero RBIs over his previous 11 games.
|Apr. 16 2:05 PM PT3:05 PM MT4:05 PM CT5:05 PM ET17:05 ET21:05 GMT5:05 2:05 PM MST4:05 PM EST4:35 PM VEN1:05 UAE (+1)4:05 PM CT-Morales was 3 for 4 with an RBI in Friday's win in Oakland.
Analysis: Morales hadn't had a multihit game before this. He's batting .243 with more strikeouts than hits.
|Mar. 1 7:47 AM PT8:47 AM MT9:47 AM CT10:47 AM ET10:47 ET15:47 GMT23:47 8:47 AM MST10:47 AM EST11:17 AM VEN19:47 UAE9:47 AM CT-Morales was absent with flu Monday.
Analysis: Morales probably will be back in camp Tuesday.