Kendry Morales hires Scott Boras

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777-2.jpgScott Boras lost Felipe Lopez as a client this week, but he gained a potentially more lucrative one in the form of Angels’ first baseman Kendry Morales, who has decided to leave the Hendricks brothers behind.

Morales, who signed a six-year, $4.5 million contract with the Angels in 2005, will be arbitration-eligible for the first time after the 2010 season. The 26-year-old first baseman batted .306/.355/.569 with 34 home runs and 108 RBI last season, filling the shoes of Boras-client Mark Teixeira quite admirably.

According to Jorge Arangure Jr. of ESPN.com, Boras is willing to discuss a long-term contract extension with the Angels. Guy moves fast. Sometimes.

By the way, Boras had some rather nice parting words for his former client Lopez:

“We wish Felipe well. He’s a fine player,” Boras said. “We understand
that a player gets frustrated when we contact all 30 teams numerous
times and there is not a starting job for him.”

Right.