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Rotowire: Apr 5 / 12:18p ET
News: Morales had his contract selected by the Royals on Sunday.
Impact: Morales was previously noted as being in contention for one of the final two bullpen spots, and it's now official that they have been awarded to him and veteran Ryan Madson. Considering the depth of the Kansas City bullpen, Morales is unlikely to pitch in high-leverage situations in the short term.
Rotowire: Mar 26 / 9:50a ET
News: Manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Morales is the favorite to win one of the Royals' final two bullpen spots, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.
Impact: Morales, who signed a minor league deal last month, struggled with the Rockies in 2014, but he's a reliable arm capable of handling a heavy workload, so he's among the Royals' more dependable (at least from a durability standpoint) options heading into 2015. In six appearances this spring, Morales has scattered seven hits and four earned runs over eight innings.
Rotowire: Feb 19 / 6:24p ET
News: Morales signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Thursday that includes an invite to spring training.
Impact: Morales' 2014 campaign played out similarly to his previous five seasons with Colorado, as he was clobbered to the tune of a 5.37 ERA and 1.5 HR/9. However, he did hold up to a 142.1-inning workload, nearly double his previous career high, and will provide Kansas City with cheap rotation insurance.