Ex-Blue Jay Kendrys Morales returns to AL East with Yankees
New York adds veteran slugger a day after placing Miguel Andujar on IL
The New York Yankees have acquired veteran slugger Kendrys Morales from the Oakland Athletics.
As part of the deal announced Tuesday night, the Yankees will send Oakland a player to be named or cash.
The 13-year major league veteran appeared in 34 games. A switch-hitter, he batted .204 with one homer and seven runs batted in before being designated for assignment Monday.
The Yankees added Morales a day after putting Miguel Andujar back on the injured list with a small labrum tear in his right shoulder. New York has 13 players on the injured list, and Andujar had been the Yankees' best remaining fit at designated hitter.
Morales is in the final year of a three-year, $33-million contract.