This signing comes out of nowhere. In recent weeks, Morales had been connected to the Brewers, Mariners, Rangers, and Yankees, but not the Twins. Minnesota has a history of keeping negotiations quiet, but things like this always seem to find a way to leak to the public. Not this time.
By waiting until the draft, the Twins avoided losing out on a draft pick by signing Morales, who had declined a qualifying offer from Seattle. As for how this move will affect the Twins' roster, it remains to be seen. I'll be back with more on the roster fallout, and any additional information, later this afternoon.