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Logan Morrison to rejoin Marlins on Wednesday

Aug 23, 2011, 7:14 PM EDT

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If figured that Logan Morrison’s exile would be a short one, and according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, the Marlins will recall him Wednesday, meaning his stint with Triple-A New Orleans will have lasted the minimum 10 days.

(Only in cases of an injury requiring a DL stint to a major leaguer are teams able to recall players within a 10-day window following a demotion.)

When the move happened, the best guess seemed to be that Morrison would rejoin the Marlins on Sept. 1, giving him an 18-day stay in the minors.  That the Marlins are making the move already could be an indication that the two sides came to an undisclosed agreement.  There was talk last week of Morrison filing a grievance, arguing that his demotion had no real merit to it.  Perhaps he agreed to forgo such an action in return for the Marlins agreeing to recall him as soon as the 10 days were up.

Morrison, who was hitting .249/.327/.464 with 17 homers and 60 RBI in 95 games before being sent down, is just 4-for-24 through six games with New Orleans, so it’s not as though he’s forced the team to bring him back with his production.  Three of his four hits have gone for extra bases (one homer, two doubles), but even that has only led to a .597 OPS.

Still, the saga is coming to an end anyway.  Morrison isn’t much of a left fielder and he really should be a little more careful on Twitter, but there’s really no arguing that he doesn’t belong in the majors.  Time will tell if he and the Marlins can co-exist or if he becomes a mighty fine piece of trade bait next summer.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 23, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    You could say that his .167 BA and .597 OPS does indeed indicate that Tweeter has no business in the minors. Sandlot, maybe, but minors….?

    Tonight is the Zephyrs’ finale versus Round Rock. Goodbye donuts and kalisches; hullo churros. No long bus ride back to Nawlins, then – he can fly right home into the butt end of Hurricane Irene and enjoy a rainout with the rest of the guys.

    • jimbo1949 - Aug 23, 2011 at 8:17 PM

      Last chance for jambalaya, muffalattas, fried oyster po’ boys and beignets.

    • addictedzone - Aug 23, 2011 at 9:43 PM

      He should be landing in Lauderdale soon. He tweeted (yes he really did) that his flight was departing at 6:00.

  2. jeffbbf - Aug 23, 2011 at 8:17 PM

    I guess the Marlins execs decided that playing DeWayne Wise and Mike Cameron was harder to take than Morrison’s tweets.

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