Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 3 weeks ago

Morrison played hero Friday, hitting a walk-off home run in the 4-3 win against the A's.

Morrison went 2-for-5 in the game and grabbed two RBI's in the strong effort. Morrison is a fine platoon option and will almost always be in the lineup against righties. The heroic hit will likely garner more playing time for the former Marlin.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 1 month ago

Morrison tripled and homered Friday in a loss at Houston.

Morrison is starting to get better results at the plate after struggling most of April. He has eight hits in his last three games, including three extra-base hits. It took him a while to get it going last year, as well, before hitting consistently.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 1 month ago

Morrison is not in the lineup Monday against the Rangers.

Morrison has struggled in the early goings as he's slashing just .159/.209/.206 with only one extra base hit, but he's been in the lineup for all but one game to this point so it appears to just be a regular day off. Willie Bloomquist will take over a first base, batting eighth.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 1 month ago

Morrison hit his first home run -- and first extra-base hit -- of the season Friday, a fifth-inning solo shot against the Twins.

It was also the first RBI of the season for Morrison, who has started the season ice cold. Morrison has hit the ball hard at times, but he has little to show for it, thanks in part to a .191 BABIP. He needs to pick it up, though, to keep his job. The Mariners signed Carlos Quentin to a minor-league deal Wednesday to possibly platoon at first base if Morrison's slump continues. Quentin has a May 12 opt-out deadline.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 1 month ago

Morrison is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Through seven games, Morrison is batting .148 (4-for-27) with zero extra-base hits, zero walks and three strikeouts. Willie Bloomquist will get the start at first base in Dodger Stadium, but it's a small sample for Morrison and the team hasn't given any indication that his primary role is in jeopardy.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 2 months ago

Morrison started against Angels lefty C.J. Wilson on Tuesday night and went 0-for-3 while leaving a pair of runners on base.

While he dropped from sixth to seventh in the order as a result of the matchup, the Mariners elected to use Rickie Weeks as the DH and Nelson Cruz in right field, rather than spell Morrison with Weeks at first base to play the matchups. Morrison should have plenty of RBI opportunities this season with a stronger group of hitters in front of him than in his previous seasons with Seattle.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 3 months ago

Morrison, who hasn't played 100 games in a season since 2011 because of injuries, hired a trainer this year to help keep him healthy, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Morrison lost much of last season to a hamstring injury. He finally got back to form in late July, hitting .313 with an .856 OPS in his last 54 games. First base is his this year with no competition in spring training. He seems like a safe bet to be productive if he stays healthy.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 4 months ago

Morrison will start at first base this season as the Mariners did not address the position in free agency, the Seattle Times reports.Morrison's was effective last season when he played, but health has been his biggest obstacles in recent years. He has not played more than 99 games in any of the last three seasons. The Mariners can play Dustin Ackley, Brad Miller or Willie Bloomquist at first when Morrison needs a rest, but they don't have a long-term answer should Morrison get injured again.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 4 months ago

Morrison agreed to a one-year, $2.725 million contract with the Mariners on Friday, Mike Perchick of WAPT reports.

Morrison finished 2014 with a solid batting line (.262/.315/.420), adding 11 home runs over 99 games and 365 plate appearances with the Mariners. His walkout rate dropped dramatically in 2014 (from 11.4 percent to 6.6 percent), which led to a lower overall on-base percentage. However, he figures to be the undisputed starting first baseman for the Mariners heading into 2015, which could lead to a lot more at-bats if he can remain healthy.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 8 months ago

Morrison smacked a pair of homers and drove in four runs during Thursday's 7-5 win at Toronto.

Morrison entered Thursday's game on fire over the last two weeks, slashing .350/.409/.625, with a couple of homers. He hasn't had the type of season that some thought he might have, but he's rewarded owners who have used him lately.