Morrison (hip) was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Monday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports. Morrison has already been ruled out for the season after undergoing hip surgery, so the move has no effect on his timeline. It clears a roster spot for the Twins to purchase the contract of Gregorio Petit.
Morrison was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement, Dan Hayes of The Athletic Minnesota reports. The club provided clarity on LoMo's actual physical hindrance that will require season-ending surgery, and recovery could take 4-8 months, according to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. As it continues its rebuild, Minnesota will be hard-pressed to pick up Morrison's $8 million option for 2019 and will instead probably buy him out for $1 million.
Morrison was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday and will have season-ending surgery on his left hip, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The first baseman, who was deactivated after Saturday's game, concludes the 2018 campaign with a woeful .186/.276/.368 line, despite 15 homers, 39 RBI and 41 runs scored in 359 plate appearances. Given the sudden nature of the move, the club probably will release more details on the injury soon. Morrison has an $8 million club option for 2019, but that's almost certain to be declined and the team will likely elect a $1 million buyout.
Morrison is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Morrison will hit the bench for the second time in the last three games and he has not reached base in his last 16 plate appearances. The recently acquired Tyler Austin will serve as the Twins' designated hitter Saturday, batting fifth.
Morrison is not in the lineup against the Indians on Thursday, LaVelle E. Neal of the Star Tribune reports. Morrison will take a seat after going 0-for-12 during the first three games of this series. Eddie Rosario will receive a mini-breather while serving as the club's DH during Thursday's matinee. Look for Morrison to rejoin the starting lineup Friday.