Kendrys Morales rumors: Scott Boras informing teams of potential deal

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Boras says he could land a deal for Morales soon.

Scott Boras is reportedly informing teams that he could soon strike a deal for first baseman Kendrys Morales, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Rosenthal reports that teams are still deciding whether to sign Morales now or to wait until after the draft pick he's attached to via the qualifying offer disappears following the June draft.

This has been the case all along, but if Boras has serious traction with a team -- or multiple teams -- the market could pick up for Morales.

He hit .277/.336/.449 with 23 home runs last season for the Mariners and owns a career batting line of .280/.333/.480.

A reunion with Seattle is not out of the question, as the team has attempted to re-sign the 30-year-old slugger on a few separate occasions this offseason. Now that the season has begun, Morales will not be eligible for the qualifying offer again after 2014, so he could be more motivated to strike a deal now than he was in March.

On the other hand, teams can simply wait two more months and avoid the forfeiture of their first pick in the draft, so negotiations will still be rather complicated. If a prominent first baseman or designated goes down with a serious injury sometime soon, Morales might be the best available replacement.

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