Yankees designate Kendrys Morales for assignment


New York Yankees' Kendrys Morales runs the bases after hitting a home run. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The New York Yankees have reinstated Kendrys Morales from the injured list, but he won’t be joining the big club just yet.

The team announced Tuesday that the first baseman/designated hitter has been designated for assignment.

Morales, 36, was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain earlier this month — another setback for a Yankees club that has been hit hard with injuries already this season.

It’s the second time this season the former Blue Jays has been designated for assignment after the Oakland Athletics did so on May 13. Oakland then traded Morales to the Yankees two days later.

In 62 at-bats over 19 games with the Yankees, Morales is batting .177 with a homer and five RBIs in 19 games.

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