Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 5 Months

Morrison is out of the lineup Thursday, the fourth time in five games he's been on the bench, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

With the Mariners facing left-handers each of the last two days, Morrison has given way to Corey Hart in the lineup. The two players could form something of a platoon in September, as the Mariners look to maximize their offensive potential.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 5 Months

Morrison is out of the Mariners lineup Wednesday against the Athletics.

Morrison will sit for the third time in four games. He doesn't appear to be suffering from an injury, but his performance a the plate may be playing into his lack of playing time. He turned it around a bit in his last game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored, but was 0-for-15 in the four games prior with nine strikeouts. Kendrys Morales will start at first base Wednesday while Corey Hart will take the designated hitter role.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 5 Months

Morrison is out of the lineup Monday against the Athletics.

Morrison was out of the starting lineup Sunday as well, though following a 0-for-15 stretch over the previous four games. The newly-recalled Justin Smoak will start at first Monday and bat sixth for the Mariners.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 5 Months

Morrison is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

With Morrison enduring a brutal three-game stretch in which he's gone hitless and struck out nine times in 12 at-bats, manager Lloyd McClendon will give him a day out of the lineup to clear his head. Kendrys Morales will move over from his usual post at designated hitter to cover first base for Morrison.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 5 Months

Morrison (illness) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

Morrison needed just one day out of the lineup to flush the illness from his system. Now presumably healthy, Morrison will attempt to continue his success in the batter's box, where he's batting an excellent .328 with a .386 on-base percentage in August.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 5 Months

Morrison is out of the lineup Saturday due to illness, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Team doctors will examine Morrison and determine whether or not he should return to the hotel, but it doesn't sound like anything that could keep the 26-year-old out for more than a couple games. Morrison could likely use a rest anyway, as he's started 18 straight games for Seattle. Kendrys Morales will take over at first base in his absence.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 5 Months

Morrison doubled and hit an RBI single in a win Friday at Detroit.

Morrison missed about two months early in the season with an injury and took some time to regain his stroke. Since July 26, though, he's batting .305/.354/.424 in 17 games. With Corey Hart on the disabled list, Morrison is getting steady playing time at first base.

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Logan Morrison doubled in Kyle Seager in the top of the 12th to help the Mariners beat the Angels 3-2 on Saturday.

28 innings in two days for the Mariners and Angels. Morrison's hit put Seattle up 2-1, and the Mariners went on to add an insurance run on Justin Smoak's squibber against the shift. They ended up needing it, as David Freese homered to start the bottom of the 12th. However, Charlie Furbush was able to finish up from there. Morrison is currently hitting .186 in 59 at-bats this month, so he could use a few more big hits to help his job security.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 7 Months

Logan Morrison led the 12-3 bludgeoning of Boston on Monday, going 4-for-4 with two homers, three RBI and four runs scored.

He reached base all fives times up, also walking. LoMo's second inning solo homer off starter John Lackey tied the game 1-1, and his three-run bomb off Chris Capuano in the seventh capped the game's scoring. It's difficult to understate how surprising this outburst was. Morrison raised his batting average from .164 to .215, he doubled his homers from two to four, and his OPS took on serious helium, rising from .522 to .712. Despite the outburst, Morrison (.245 career average and 44 homers in 1,356 at-bats) should be relegated to AL-only leagues.

Logan Morrison 1B/DH SEA 7 Months

Logan Morrison went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Friday's tilt with Kansas City.

The home run was Morrison's fifth of the year. Despite the homer, Morrison is batting just .185/.241/.333 on the season. Those three RBI constituted more than half of his season total.