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According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the several teams have been scouting Kendrys Morales in Miami, Florida. Three teams he suspects are the Brewers, Orioles, and Mariners. Teams have also been scouting Stephen Drew down there as well, but the Brewers are obviously not one of them looking at the free agent shortstop.
Jon Heyman states that the Brewers don’t seem to be settled at first base and could look to bring in Kendrys. However, since the Brewers gave up last year’s first round pick for Kyle Lohse, I’m skeptical at how serious the Brewers are in Morales.
Jon also points out that if Kendrys doesn’t necessarily like any offers he gets from teams, he will wait until June to sign with a team.
Before the season started, the Brewers selected Lyle Overbay over Juan Francisco for their first base platoon. Through seven games, Lyle is batting 1-13 (.077/.200/.154) with three strikeouts. His only hit came against the Red Sox, an two-RBI double. Meanwhile, in the Blue Jays Triple-A affiliate, Juan Francisco is 5-10 (.500/.545/1.100) with 5 runs scores, 2 home runs, and 4 runs batted in. With the way Overbay has struggled, it makes sense as to why the Brewers are keeping their options open.