Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:54:00 -0700
The Seattle Mariners placed OF Logan Morrison (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, April 16, and recalled SS Nick Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move. Franklin was hitting .395 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 11 games with Tacoma.
Fantasy Tip: The M's haven't gotten much production out of their right spot with Morrison, Michael Saunders and Stefen Romero. Perhaps they give Franklin, who saw some time there this spring, a shot. He's worth picking up in AL leagues because of his power and middle infield eligibility.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:50:59 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B/OF Logan Morrison (hamstring) is available Tuesday, April 15, in the event of an emergency, but he's day-to-day after his hamstring tightened up again Monday, April 14.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:05:20 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Logan Morrison (hamstring) was removed from the game with a tight right hamstring Monday, April 14.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:09:55 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon confirmed that Justin Smoak is the team's starting first baseman, despite the acquisitions of Corey Hart and Logan Morrison. Smoak said he was frustrated when hitting from the right side last year and this year is "just trying not to pull the ball."
Fantasy Tip: The CI-OF-DH logjam is typically part of Seattle's plan, but they'll probably find room for all three in the lineup more often than not.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 16:04:19 -0800
Seattle Mariners DH Corey Hart is grouped with the outfielders in hitting groups so far this spring, while OF Logan Morrison is grouped with the infielders. Hart is recovering from surgeries to both of his knees, and Morrison also has a history of knee issues.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:22:13 -0800
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak said first base is still his job to lose this year, but he'll be competing with 1Bs Logan Morrison and Corey Hart for the job. Smoak's $3.65 million option for the 2015 season will be guaranteed if he has 525 plate appearances this season. Manager Lloyd McClendon wants Smoak to focus on being a complete hitter this year, not a home run hitter. "He's going to play first base and DH a little bit," McClendon said. "One thing I know is the manager doesn't make out the lineup."
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:19:32 -0800
Seattle Mariners SS Willie Bloomquist, 1B Corey Hart, SS Brad Miller, OF Logan Morrison, INF Stefen Romero and OF Michael Saunders have already arrived at the team's spring training facility in Arizona.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:59:43 -0800
Updating a previous item, the financial incentives on top of the $1.75 million salary for Seattle Mariners 1B Logan Morrison include $75,000 for 450 plate appearances, $100,000 apiece for 500 and 550 appearances, and another $75,000 for 600 appearances.
Tue, 04 Feb 2014 11:54:08 -0800
The Seattle Mariners avoided arbitration with 1B Logan Morrison, agreeing to a contract worth $1.75 million with $350,000 in incentives.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:24:46 -0800
Seattle Mariners OF Corey Hart (knees) has ramped up his activities to running the bases, and he's feeling much better about his surgically repaired knees. "I haven't gotten on the field yet to do fly balls, but I've been doing simulated ground balls to work on my footwork and agility. It's been progressing. I've been able to do everything. It's been nice."
The M's are hoping to put Hart in the outfield for a significant amount of time this year, and they're willing to wait to see if he can handle the workload. General manager Jack Zduriencik and manager Lloyd McClendon have talked of a three-man rotation between Hart and 1Bs Logan Morrison and Justin Smoak between first base and designated hitter. Hart isn't worried about regaining his timing at the plate, just how his knees will hold up.