Morales has been the Mariners biggest offensive threat, hitting .293 with eight home runs and a team-leading 35 RBIs in 239 at-bats as a needed middle-of-the-order presence.
"That's something we haven't had here the last couple years," Wedge said. "Now we have to do a better job of surrounding him. He's a switch-hitter with some power, a run producer. He's a great influence, as are the other veterans. But Kendrys just has a way about him with all the guys."
Morales has been the Mariners' best clutch hitter as well, with his eight game-winning RBIs tied for second in the American League.
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