There is some more bad news coming out of the Miami Marlins clubhouse Friday as if the Marlins really needed to hear anything else. Outfielder Logan Morrison is expected to rest for another three weeks before being re-evaluated. Morrison is not scheduled to return this season.
The only good news about the situation is that Morrison is that he will not need to undergo surgery on his left knee. However, the inflammation is so bad that the Marlins are not going to take any chances. Morrison is scheduled to start him at first base next season to reduce the pain in his knees. If Morrison does move to first base, it looks like Carlos Lee could be the odd man out.
Morrison is batting .230 with 11 home runs and 36 RBI this season in 93 games. Morrison is surely going to be missed around the Marlins clubhouse as well as missed by the fans. Morrison is a big player in the Twittersphere which got him in trouble with GM Jeffrey Loria last season and ended in him getting sent down to the minors for a few games.
Bryan Petersen and Austin Kearns have been filling in for Morrison in left field. Petersen plays against right-handed pitchers while Kearns against left-handers. Petersen is not doing so well only batting .184 in 36 games for the Marlins this year. Kearns on the other hand is batting .245 with 13 RBI. The Marlins are also utilizing Gorkys Hernandez and Scott Cousins off the bench but Morrison leaves a hole that the team has yet to fill.
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