July 7, 2009

"MIGHT AS WELL LET ME GO":

Morales gives Angels taste of persistence (Mark Whicker, 7/06/09, The Orange County Register)

He tried to get out eight times, overall. They kept catching him.

"Seventy-two hours in jail, each time," Kendry Morales said. "But I kept telling them, you might as well let me go. Because I'm going to try it again."

In June 2004, he took a small boat and took it maybe 15 miles off Cuba's coast, to the bigger boat that would usher him to the Dominican Republic. Three times Morales and his friends had to turn around for shore because the waters were too rough. Nobody spotted him. This time he made it.

So no, spending another Triple-A year in Salt Lake wasn't really going to bother Kendry Morales.

The defector has solved what was supposed to be an Angels defect.

He is playing first base and hitting .285 with an .870 OPS and 14 homers, which is tied for second on the ballclub. His 44 RBIs are third.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 7, 2009 7:40 AM
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