With the possibility of losing Miguel Andujar for the rest of the season hanging over their heads and no timeframe for the return of sluggers Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, the Yankees acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the A’s, the team announced Tuesday night.
The Yankees also got cash considerations, and will give up a player to be named later or cash.
Morales, 35, was designated for assignment on Monday. He hit .204 with a double, a triple, a home run and seven RBI in 34 games for Oakland.
In 13 seasons in the majors with the Angels (2006-10, ’12), Mariners (2013, ’14), Twins (2014), Royals (2015-16), Blue Jays (2017-18) and Athletics (2019), the switch-hitter is a career .267 at the plate with 256 doubles, seven triples, 212 home runs and 735 RBI.
He has hit at least 20 homers in each of the last four seasons.
Andujar is weighing surgery on his partially torn right labrum. Stanton is dealing with a strained left shoulder and Judge is nursing a strained oblique.
To make room for Morales on the 40-man roster, RHP Jonathan Loaisiga was transferred to the 60-day injured list.