Angels Avoid Arbitration with Morales

by kelly on January 12, 2012

The Angels and first basement Kendrys Morales have agreed to a one-year deal to avoid arbitration, Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times tweeted.

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Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle has confirmed the deal is for $2.975 million.

This creates a bit of a logjam at first base for the Angels, as rookie Mark Trumbo emerged last season and the Halos made the big signing of the year in bringing in Albert Pujols. Morales famously broke his ankle during a celebration at home plate after hitting a walkoff grand slam in May of 2010 and hasn’t played since.

You would have to figure that, once Morales proves he is healthy, he or Trumbo could be dangled as trade bait.

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