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Logan Morrison expected to be activated from disabled list Monday

Jun 8, 2013, 3:35 PM EDT

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The Marlins had a miserable .198/.268/.272 batting line from their first basemen coming into play today, but the club should get a boost at the position in the coming days.

According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, Logan Morrison is expected to be activated from the disabled list for Monday’s series opener against the Brewers.

Morrison, who had surgery last September to repair a torn patellar tendon in his right knee, is hitting .182 (10-for-55) with two homers in 15 rehab games between High-A Jupiter and Double-A Jacksonville. However, the important part is that he hasn’t suffered any setbacks with the knee. And hey, it’s not like he could be worse than what the Marlins have been putting out there.

After posting an .811 OPS between 2010-2011, Morrison dropped down to a .707 OPS in 93 games last year. His knee has been an issue for a long time now, so perhaps some improved health will set him up for that long-awaited breakout. Remember, he’s still just 25 years old.

Giancarlo Stanton likely isn’t far behind Morrison, though the Marlins may push him back for a couple of days due to rained out rehab games. The young slugger has been sidelined since April 29 with a strained right hamstring.

  1. Old Gator - Jun 8, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    Tweeter would be more likely to stage a “long awaited breakout” from Guantanamo than from his usual career pattern of batting around .235 with a .160-range RISP. It has been one of the truly amusing sideshows of this season to watch as the spawrtsriters condemned to cover the Feesh have tracked his impending arrival like some halfassed Olympic torch runner. As for the Iron Giant, for Buddha’s sake what would be the point of rushing him back? This team is locked in serious competition with the 1962 Mutts for one of the most coveted records in baseball, not to mention for the top draft picks next year. If Scrooge McLoria really wants to build his third and fourth place teams of the future around him, why not just let him recover completely this time and leave him in rehab another week or so?

    • yahmule - Jun 8, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      Because roto leagues.

  2. jcmeyer10 - Jun 8, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    His request to be moved to the 60 Day DL was denied.

  3. jerze2387 - Jun 8, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    This is the old “if a tree falls in a forest and nobodys around to hear it, does it make a sound?” analogy come to life.

    (If a below average hitter comes back to a horrendous team that nobody goes to see, does it make an impact?)

    • Old Gator - Jun 8, 2013 at 10:40 PM

      We could argue that all day over cappuccino and croissants at some Parisian sidewalk cafe. I don’t think this is the right venue for it.

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