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Heyman: Morales Will Turn Down M’s Qualifying Offer

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Kendrys Morales (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Kendrys Morales (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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(1090 The Fan) – CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman doesn’t anticipate Kendrys Morales returning to Seattle.

Heyman writes, “Morales will turn down the qualifying offer, as he’d expect to hit it much bigger in a market flush with cash but bereft of power (Nelson Cruz, Brian McCann, Robinson Cano and Shin-Soo Choo are among free agents remaining who topped 20 home runs after Hunter Pence re-signed with the Giants for $90 million over five years). The qualifying offer is expected to be about $13.8 million”

However, the rejection of a qualifying offer doesn’t necessarily close the door on some kind of deal.

Morales, who led the Mariners in hits and carried a .277/.336/.449 line, will likely test the market as a free agent — a tactic that may actually benefit the Mariners on constructing a long-term deal for the Cuban.

The 30-year-old, .280 career hitter came to the Mariners in the 2012 offseason in a one-for-one deal with left-handed pitcher Jason Vargas.

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