Morales part of trend for Twins
Minnesota keeps spending wisely while not mortgaging the future
The last major free agent from the 2013-14 offseason has finally signed. Kendrys Morales, this winter's longest unsigned, reportedly inked a deal for the rest of the season. The Minnesota Twins are the lucky suitor, bringing in Morales for what is reportedly similar to -- but a little less than -- the $10 million deal Stephen Drew signed with the Red Sox a few weeks ago.
Morales -- along with fellow Scott Boras-client Drew -- miscalculated what he could get in the open market as teams adjusted to the very real costs of losing a prime draft pick. By waiting until after the draft began to sign, Morales won't cost the Twins a pick, which is why he was able to get more on a per-game basis than Nelson Cruz got from the Orioles.
To see why Morales is part of a pattern for the Twins, become an Insider today.
MORE MLB HEADLINES
- Sources: Padres keep dealing, get J. Upton
- Yankees trade Prado to Miami, get P Eovaldi
- Giants fill Sandoval hole, trade for McGehee
- Report: Dodgers pass Yanks in owing most tax
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
MLB ON ESPN.COM
First-year GM A.J. Preller is the focal point of a stunning turn of events in San Diego.