A's Trade Kendrys Morales to Yankees for Player to Be Named Later Or Cash

Kendrys Morales was unemployed for roughly 24 hours.

One day after the A's designated the veteran first baseman/designated hitter for assignment, Morales was traded to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The A's were forced to cut Morales with Matt Olson and Mark Canha returning from injuries.

Morales was brought to Oakland in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays at the end of March as a stopgap while Olson recovered from a fractured hamate bone. With Olson and Canha back, Morales' services were no longer needed.

Morales goes to a Yankees team that could use a warm body at first base. Starter Greg Bird is hurt once again, this time dealing with a left plantar fascia tear that has landed him on the 60-day injured list.

[RELATED: Canha homers in first at-bat back]

In 34 games with the A's, the 36-year-old Morales hit .204/.310/.259 with one double, one homer and seven RBI.

The A's will likely receive a low-level minor leaguer for Morales if that's the route they choose to go with the Yankees.

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