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Logan Morrison to begin rehab assignment on Monday

May 19, 2013, 4:23 PM EST

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Logan Morrison is finally making steady progress in his recovery from September 2012 knee surgery.

According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins first baseman is scheduled to begin playing in minor league rehab games on Monday with the High-A Jupiter Hammerheads. He’s spent the past week-plus taking at-bats in games at extended spring training and has reported no issues so far.

Morrison could rejoin Miami at some point in early June if everything goes smoothly. The 25-year-old hit .230/.308/.399 with 11 home runs, 15 doubles and 36 RBI in 93 games last season.

Greg Dobbs has been serving as the Marlins’ starting first baseman in recent weeks.

  1. jerze2387 - May 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    doesnt really matter…he kinda sucks anyway. didnt he get demoted last year for not performing?

    • sallyhustle - May 19, 2013 at 4:39 PM

      Yeah. He sucks. This is the fish we’re talking about though. He’ll probably slide right back into the lineup.

    • Old Gator - May 19, 2013 at 6:30 PM

      Nope. He went on the DL. He was demoted the year before.

  2. Old Gator - May 19, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    This big buildup to the return of Tweeter is really a mighty labor that will parturate a mouse. What does anyone think a guy with a .160-range RISP is going to do for a team with a .160-range RISP except make it more now like it ever was before?

  3. insidefastball - May 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    Anything is better than wasting additional playing time on Chris Coghlan.

    • Old Gator - May 20, 2013 at 6:39 AM

      The playing time being wasted on Coghlan is probably excess playing time. I doubt if Scrooge McLoria would waste playing time he had to pay for.

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