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Mariners get Kendrys Morales in trade with the Twins

Mariners get Kendrys Morales in trade with the Twins

Kendrys Morales is on his way back to Seattle to try and give the Mariners' struggling offense a boost as they chase a playoff spot. The Minnesota Twins traded Morales to the Mariners on Thursday for minor league pitcher Stephen Pryor. Morales hit 23 home runs and drove in 80 runs for the Mariners last season, but turned down a $14.1-million qualifying offer from Seattle to become a free agent. Morales sat out the first two months of the season while searching for a new deal, signing a pro-rated $12-million contract with the Twins on June 8. He hit .234 with 11 doubles, one home run and 18 runs batted in in 39 games with the Twins, who have faded from contention in the AL Central....

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