Logan Morrison's two-year tenure in Seattle came to an end this offseason when the Mariners dealt him to the Rays as part of a six-player deal. Now Morrison is poised to serve as a first baseman and designated hitter for the Rays, though he will have to split playing time with Steve Pearce. Even with steady play, the move to Tropicana Field won't do much to boost his pedestrian power numbers. He did become more selective in 2015, but Morrison has not posted an on-base percentage above .333 since his 2010 rookie season with the Marlins. Health issues have also plagued Morrison for much of his career, so he can go undrafted outside of AL-only leagues.
Morrison has been traded to Tampa Bay as part of a six-player trade, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports. Morrison has been dealt to the Rays along with Danny Farquhar and Brad Miller in exchange for Nathan Karns, C.J Riefenhauser, and Boog Powell. The 28-year-old Morrison struggled all season to get on base (.302 OBP) and his power numbers dwindled in the second half, registering just five home runs after the break. He'll add some versatility to the Rays given that he can play first base and left field.
Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison is set to play in the field Friday night against Texas after a thumb injury prevented him from starting since July 29. Morrison, who has four at-bats since then, has no multi-hit games since June 15. His average has slipped from .261 to .221 in this seven weeks, which is likely why he's batting eighth against the Rangers.
Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison was held out of Monday's lineup at Colorado, reports the Seattle Times. Morrison was replaced at first base by Jesus Montero, who will bat sixth. Morrison is dealing with a thumb injury and has not started a game since last Wednesday. He is hitting .158 with one double and four RBI in his last 14 games (10 starts).
Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison is still sidelined Sunday against Minnesota with a thumb injury. Morrison, who had one at-bat Saturday, has not started since Wednesday. His other issue is production - he has not had a multi-hit game since June 15. His average has fallen from .261 to .220 during that stretch.
Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, the third straight start he's missed. Morrison suffered a thumb injury in Wednesday's game and hasn't played since. Jesus Montero starts at first base for the second straight game and fourth time this season.