The 30-year-old enjoyed a career year in 2017, finishing inside the top-10 in home runs and top-25 in barrel rate (min. 190 batted-ball events). Logan Morrison lifted his walk rate to 13.5 percent, his highest mark since his rookie year, and while his 24.8 percent strikeout rate was also a career high, the walks and home runs went a long way toward making up for the whiffs. Unfortunately, there were other warts; Morrison hit .233/.342/.419 with six homers against lefties, and graded out as a fairly significant negative in the field. Those issues loom large with Morrison hitting free agency this winter, as he's at risk of falling into a strict platoon at DH with another American League club. While his batting average would benefit from reduced exposure to lefties, his power and counting totals would suffer. Invest at your own risk.
Morrison (upper leg) will serve as the Twins' designated hitter and bat cleanup in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles. It marks Morrison's first game action since March 7, when he departed early in a contest against the Red Sox with a right glute strain following a hard fall during a play at the plate. After receiving treatment for the injury over the past week, Morrison isn't expected to face many limitations over the rest of the Twins' Grapefruit League schedule, which should allow him to catch up with the rest of his teammates after a delayed start to spring training.
Morrison (upper leg) said that he hopes to return to the Twins' Grapefruit League lineup Tuesday against the Orioles, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. After inking a one-year, $6.5 million contract with the Twins two weeks earlier, Morrison appeared in three spring games before straining a glute muscle Wednesday. The 30-year-old has received treatment over the last few days and appears to be responding well, so it shouldn't be long before he resumes playing on a regular basis. Morrison is expected to serve as the Twins' primary designated hitter this season and should occupy a spot near the middle of the order against right-handed pitching.
Morrison will likely remain sidelined from Grapefruit League action through Saturday as he continues to get treatment on his right glute strain, MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger reports. Morrison exited Wednesday's game against the Red Sox due to the injury and it appears as though he will need a little more time to recover. There shouldn't be too much concern over the 30-year-old's status barring any additional setback. Expect him back on the field by early next week.
Morrison's removal from Wednesday's game against the Red Sox was due to right glute tightness, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. There has been nothing to suggest this injury is serious, but this situation should be monitored until Morrison is back on the field.
Morrison was removed from Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox after landing hard on his right side during a play at the plate in the first inning, Mike Berardino of The Pioneer Press reports. There hasn't been any word on Morrison's status but it seems like he was taken out of the game as a precaution. Kennys Vargas took his place to start the bottom of the third inning.