Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 10 hours 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 2 weeks 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 weeks 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 7 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.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 7 months ago

Morrison hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning of a scoreless game Thursday against the Angels for his ninth home run of the season.

Morrison also singled. Morrison has lost some at-bats lately to callup Justin Smoke, but he is hitting .333/.395/.692 over his last 14 games with three home runs and five doubles.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 7 months ago

Morrison is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the A's, according to MLB.com's Greg Johns.

Morrison, who has two home runs in his last four games, will get a day off after starting five games in a row at first base. Justin Smoak will get the start in Morrison's place.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 7 months ago

Morrison homered Friday for the second time in the last three games and also doubled in a win against the A's.

Morrison went cold for a week or so, but he's picked it up lately with five hits (four XBH) in his last 17 at-bats. He's not flashy, but he's given the Mariners solid production at first base since getting healthy. Since July 26, he's hitting .287 with a .762 OPS.