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Franklin Morales, Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles, warming up before the game, September 28, 2011
|Boston Red Sox – No. 56|
Born: January 24, 1986|
San Juan de los Morros, Venezuela
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|August 18, 2007 for the Colorado Rockies|
|Career statistics |
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||4.38|
Franklin Miguel Morales (born January 24, 1986) is an Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. A power-throwing left-hander, Morales was seen as one of the leading prospects in the Rockies farm system.
He made his Major League debut on August 18, 2007, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He pitched 5⅓ innings, gave up one run, but got a no-decision. In 2007, Morales was selected to the All-Star Futures Game at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Morales is known for his very distinctive and effective pickoff-move.
In spring training in 2009, Morales led all pitchers in pickoffs, with 5, in 28 innings.Colorado Springs Sky Sox. He was called back up and has been pitching from the bullpen since July 7.
Boston Red Sox
On May 19, 2011, Morales was acquired by the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations. On May 22, he made his debut appearance for the Red Sox in a game against the Chicago Cubs.
Near the end of the 2012 season, Morales was injured. He was diagnosed with a shoulder injury. He had a starting job before September and stuck with it until his injury. In the offseason he will train to be a starter for 2013. As he will most likely be slotted into the rotation. On January 16, 2012, Morales signed a one-year deal worth $850K with the Red Sox, avoiding arbitration.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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