Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 12 hours ago

Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison took batting practice prior to Monday's game against the Seattle Mariners as he continues to recover from a thumb injury, according to the Seattle Times. Morrison is out of the lineup for the fifth consecutive game Monday but appears likely to be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list. He was able to pinch hit twice over the weekend and endured no setbacks, and no additional concerns were noted following Monday's activity. In Morrison's brief absence, manager Lloyd McClendon indicated the team will take a longer look at Jesus Montero down the stretch, leaving Morrison with an undetermined role upon his return. Morrison is batting a career-low .223 with 12 home runs and 36 RBI this season. In a limited sample size, Montero has hit .389 with one home run and three RBI over 18 at-bats since his promotion from Triple-A Tacoma, where he was hitting .346 with 16 home runs and 75 RBI.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 3 weeks ago

Morrison is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Angels.

With the Mariners facing another lefty, Jesus Montero will get a second straight start at first base. Morrison has typically stayed in the lineup to face southpaws this season, but his .412 OPS against them may lead to a platoon in the season's second half.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 3 weeks ago

Morrison is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Manager Lloyd McClendon has stacked his lineup with mostly right-handed bats to counter Angels starter Hector Santiago. Jesus Montero will get the start at first base and bat seventh.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 4 weeks ago

Morrison is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers.

Morrison normally receives his rest against left-handed pitchers, but a 1-for-16 stretch at the plate may have lead to one Wednesday despite the right-handed Anibal Sanchez on the mound for the Tigers. Mark Trumbo will start at first base in his place, while Seth Smith will start in right and Dustin Ackley in left.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 1 month ago

Morrison (back) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres.

Manager Lloyd McClendon opted to hold Morrison out of Sunday's series finale against the Angels due to a back concern, but Morrison did make a pinch-hit appearance and it seems Monday's team off day provided sufficient rest to treat the issue. He will lead off for the 16th time this season against right-hander Ian Kennedy.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 1 month ago

Morrison was held out of Sunday's lineup against the Angels due in part to a sore back, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Morrison's absence probably had more to do with a left-hander being on the mound for the opposition in Hector Santiago, but it was also done with the intention of giving the first baseman a full two days to rest in advance of Tuesday's series opener against the Padres. He later entered the game Sunday to pinch-hit and substitute in at first base, so it doesn't look like he'll be at risk of missing Tuesday's game.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 1 month ago

Morrison is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.

With the Angels bringing southpaw Hector Santiago to the hill, manager Lloyd McClendon will keep a couple of his lefty bats on the bench. Morrison and Seth Smith will sit out while Willie Bloomquist and Franklin Gutierrez join the starting nine.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 2 months ago

Morrison will bat leadoff as the DH on Thursday against the Giants.

Morrison moves up from sixth in the order on Wednesday to lead off against Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants. He has gone 2-for-10 with a walk and an RBI in his career against Vogelsong.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 2 months ago

Morrison had a big game Saturday, going 2-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI off Collin McHugh.

He hasn't been especially productive for Seattle as their first baseman, but Morrison now has a modest eight home runs, 22 RBI and a .258/.328/.412 slash line on the season.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 2 months ago

Morrison had three hits Saturday as he continues to overcome a dreadful start to the season.

Morrison was batting .149 on April 28. In 35 games since, he is hitting .313 with five homers, 17 walks and 20 strikeouts (13.6 percent K rate). Morrison, who has a .397 OBP in that span, has been used in the leadoff spot three times in the last week. He could see more of that, though Saturday he batted seventh.