Friday, April 19, 2019

Yankees Sign 1B Logan Morrison To Minor-League Deal

Logan Morrison.

The Yankees added some depth at first base as they signed Logan Morrison to a minor league contract.

Morrison is a nine-year veteran with experience in the American League East as he played a couple of seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays in (2016-17).

This is a prudent move to add Morrison since the Yankees first base situation changed this week with Greg Bird put on the injured list on Tuesday, leaving Luke Voit, an average defender,as the only reliable option among their regular players. There is also only so much they can expect out of Mike Ford, who was called up when on the IL and was the designated hitter in Thursday's game.

Morrison, 31, has played for four teams over nine Major League seasons (2010-18), hitting .239/.325/.427 (782-for-3,271) with 408R, 161 doubles, 21 triples, 137HR, 421RBI and 387BB in 959 games with the Florida/Miami Marlins (2010-13), Seattle Mariners (2014-15), Tampa Bay Rays (2016-17) and Minnesota Twins (2018).
The left-handed hitter hit .186 (59-for-318) with 41R, 13 doubles, 15HR, 39RBI and 34BB in 95 games with the Twins in 2018.
In 2017, he set a career-high by hitting 38 home runs with Tampa Bay, tied for fifth-most in the American League.
Born in Kansas City, Mo., Morrison was originally drafted by Florida in the 22nd round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft out of Maple Woods Community College (Mo.).

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