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Logan Morrison could begin rehab assignment Monday

May 8, 2011, 4:44 PM EDT

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Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison will be examined by a team doctor this afternoon. If everything checks out with his strained left foot, he could be cleared to begin a rehab assignment as soon as Monday.

According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Morrison has been taking batting practice for about a week and was able to run the bases Sunday morning without any abnormal pain or discomfort.

The Marlins are hoping that their 23-year-old left fielder will be ready in time for next weekend’s series against the Nationals in the nation’s capital.

Morrison opened the season with a .327/.424/.636 batting line, four home runs and 11 RBI through his first 15 games. Emilio Bonifacio has been drawing regular starts in left over the past couple of weeks.

  1. Old Gator - May 8, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Bonifacio has been doing about as well as a fill-in for Morrison as could be expected. He’s been getting on base consistently, getting timely hits (unlike those around him in the batting order, having just bumped a nosediving Chris Coghlan out of the leadoff spot to good, hopefully temporary, effect) and playing decently in the field. But let’s not kid ourselves: the Iron Giant is still trying to get through spring training, Hanley has been pretty close to useless while he tries to find his form of two years ago (though we’d take last year’s form at this point) and the Feesh have been shaky since St. Louis. The Nationals played fillet-and-release with them this weekend, and it took Livan to implode and Anibal Sanchez to pitch unconscious baseball for seven innings to get them off the gaffe today. You lose two out of three to the Gnats, and you ain’t even a pretender to the throne of Grand Fenwick.

    The Feesh need Morrison back.

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