|Hooked: Morales handles a situation in 2012.|
In 2010, Morales vowed to keep working hard: "keep my nose down and do what I'm told, then I'll be rewarded...We're all looking to make it, but at the same time, you never know what could happen."
PHOTO: After being given the boot by Morales in 2012, Corpus Christi Hooks Manager Keith Bodie remarked, "It was the worst call I've ever seen in 38 years of professional baseball [referring to an out call on a stolen base attempt]...It was the most blatantly irresponsible call I've ever seen in my life."
The 6-0, 185-pound Morales makes his MLB debut at the age of 29 and resides in Livermore, California. He wears the sleeve number 47, previously worn by his Game 1 Umpire-in-Chief Wegner, who had a call upheld via Instant Replay Review during the game.