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FRANKLIN MORALES RUMORS

Brewers sign lefty reliever Morales to minor-league contract

The Brewers have signed left-handed pitcher Franklin Morales to a minor-league contract, the team announced Saturday.The 30-year-old Morales has pitched nine seasons in the major leagues for Colorado, Boston and Kansas City. He went 4-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 67 relief appearances last regular season for the Royals."He'll be in competition for a bullpen spot," manager Craig Counsell...
Via Associated Press
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Morales helps Rockies to 2-1 win over Padres

DENVER (AP) -- Franklin Morales was worn out and running on fumes by the time the sixth inning rolled around. Going from a starter earlier in the season to a reliever and back to a starter will tend to do that. Morales pitched effectively into the sixth -- his longest outing since May -- and Charlie Blackmon hit a two-run homer, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin Morales helps Rockies beat Padres 3-1

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Colorado Rockies got another unexpected outing from a starting pitcher who had been relegated to the bullpen. Franklin Morales followed a good start by Jorge De La Rosa with one of his own, helping the Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 Thursday. Colorado used Wilin Rosario's tiebreaking groundout in a three-run seventh to overcome Ian Kennedy, who pitched...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Franklin Morales Gets One More Chance

Once upon a time, Franklin Morales was the future of the Rockies. That time was 2007 and 2008, but things have never really worked out the way they were supposed to for the Venezuelan lefty. Now though, he has a World Series ring, but more importantly, another opportunity to be a starting pitcher in the […]
Via Fangraphs
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockies and LHP Franklin Morales avoid arbitration

Franklin Morales and the Colorado Rockies have agreed to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration. The team announced the deal Wednesday night. The Rockies acquired the 27-year-old Morales and right-hander Chris Martin from the Boston Red Sox in December for infielder Jonathan Herrera. Morales first signed with the Rockies in 2002 and pitched for Colorado from 2007-11. He spent...
Via Associated Press
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Trade For Jonathan Herrera: What now?

Earlier this afternoon, the Boston Red Sox traded lefty reliever Franklin Morales and minor league pitcher Chris Martin for 29-year old infielder Jonathan Herrera. While obviously this isn’t exactly a huge trade, it does hint at which dominoes may or may not fall before spring training. Let’s take a quick look at what this means for the Red Sox going forward:   Bullpen loses...
Via isportsweb.com
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies acquire LHP Franklin Morales from Red Sox

The Colorado Rockies have reacquired left-hander Franklin Morales from the Boston Red Sox for versatile infielder Jonathan Herrera. It was the second trade the Rockies orchestrated on Wednesday. They also picked up outfielder Drew Stubbs from the Cleveland Indians for reliever Josh Outman. Morales is coming off a season in which he went 2-2 with a 4.62 ERA in 20 games for the World...
Via Associated Press
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox trade reliever Franklin Morales for Jonathan Herrera

  After a quite week at the Winter meetings, the Red Sox are back at it making moves. Today they sent relievers Franklin Morales and Chris Martin to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Jonathan Herrera, a utility infielder.    Herrera, 29, played in 81 games for the Rockies last season posting a .336 OBP as well as a .986 fielding percentage at shortstop. Herrera also had appearences...
Via CLNS Radio
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox Trade Franklin Morales For Infielder Herrera

(Getty Images)Well, the Red Sox did trade a pitcher for infield help—just not a starter. Today, Boston dealt left-handed reliever Franklin Morales back to the Colorado Rockies for infielder Jonathan Herrera. Morales spent three years in Carmine Hose—was 6-7 with a 3.90 ERA. He  The soon-to-be 28-year-old Venezuelan coughed up fewer hits (256) than innings pitched (281.1) during...
Via FenwayNation
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Red Sox Trade Franklin Morales to Rockies for Infielder Jonathan Herrera

The Red Sox have dealt oft-injured reliever Franklin Morales to Colorado, according to multiple reports. In return, Boston will receive 29-year-old utility infielder Jonathan Herrera, who saw time at shortstop, second base, third base and left field for the Rockies in 2013. MLB.com’s Thomas Harding was the first to report the trade. Herrera, a career .265 hitter, posted a .292...
Via NESN.com
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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