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(The Sports Xchange) - The Seattle Mariners acquired first baseman/designated hitter Kendrys Morales from the Minnesota Twins on Thursday in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Stephen Pryor.

Morales, 31, is scheduled to report to the Mariners on Friday, at which time a 25-man roster move will be made. He rejoins Seattle after a brief stint with the Twins. Morales, who signed as a free agent with Minnesota on June 8, appeared in 39 games and batted .234 with 11 doubles, one home run and 18 RBIs.

He had a 12-game hitting streak snapped on Wednesday when he went 0-for-4 in the Twins' 3-1 win over Cleveland.

Pryor, 25, made one appearance for Seattle this year after opening the season on the disabled list following surgery to repair a latissimus dorsi muscle. He appeared in 34 games with the Mariners from 2012 to 2014, posting a 2.81 ERA.

Right-hander Jerome Williams will start for Texas on Friday night against the American League West-leading Oakland Athletics after signing with the Rangers.

The addition of Williams to Texas' depleted pitching staff was announced after the Rangers lost 4-2 to the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon. The 32-year-old was released by the Houston Astros this month after posting a 1-4 record with a 6.04 ERA in 14 relief appearances.

The New York Yankees added a left-handed arm to their pitching staff Thursday by acquiring Chris Capuano from the Colorado Rockies for cash considerations.   Continued...

 
Minnesota Twins designated hitter Kendrys Morales (17) hits an RBI single in the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Jun 15, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA;  Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports