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Logan Morrison | First Baseman | #7

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/25/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 245
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Maple Woods (KS) CC
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 22 (0) / MIA
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Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star writes that it is "unlikely" the Royals will sign free agent Logan Morrison.
Morrison is a Kansas City native and the Royals have been tied to him at various points this offseason, but it doesn't sound like the 30-year-old slugger is a serious consideration at this juncture. "We’ve always admired his ability," Royals GM Dayton Moore said of Morrison on Tuesday. "But again, I go back to the economic part of it. That’s very real to us. That’s very real." Maybe if the asking price falls further this story could change. Morrison posted a career-best .868 OPS, 38 homers, and 85 RBI over 149 games with the Rays in 2017. Feb 20 - 5:01 PM

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Logan Morrison's agent, Fred Wray, has denied a report that his client turned down a two-year, $20 million offer from the Indians earlier this offseason.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported earlier Sunday about the offer, but Cafardo has since been told by Wray that it "never happened." Morrison's market has been pretty stagnant this offseason even after he clubbed 38 home runs for the Rays last offseason. The Red Sox and Royals reportedly have interest in him should they miss out on their prime targets.
Feb 11 - 11:21 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Logan Morrison turned down a two-year, $20 million offer from the Indians earlier this offseason.

The Indians then moved on to Yonder Alonso, inking him to a two-year, $16 million deal. It's possible Morrison regrets rejecting Cleveland's offer, as it doesn't seem like a slam dunk that he'll receive a better or comparable one at this point. He's reportedly been drawing interest from the Red Sox (as a backup plan to J.D. Martinez) and the Royals (as a backup plan to Eric Hosmer).
Source: Boston Globe
Feb 11 - 9:39 AM

Evan Drellich of NBC Boston reports that Logan Morrison and the Red Sox "have been in touch recently."

Drellich notes that the Red Sox are still viewing J.D. Martinez as their No. 1 priority, but "there is groundwork for alternatives." Morrison looks like a good backup plan and would obviously come at a much cheaper price than Martinez. The former Ray batted .246/.353/.516 with a career-high 38 home runs last season.
Feb 9 - 1:04 PM

"A couple" baseball executives told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick they believe Logan Morrison "has his eye on the Royals as a landing spot."

That's if the Royals don't wind up re-signing Eric Hosmer, of course, and at this point it's looking like a distinct possibility that they do bring him back. A Kansas City native, Morrison said earlier this offseason that it "would be a dream come true" to play for the Royals. However, it's unclear at this point whether the Royals are viewing LoMo as a fallback option to Hosmer. Kansas City has been connected to Mark Reynolds previously.
Feb 9 - 12:19 PM

According to Jon Morosi of MLB.com, the Mets are open to the idea of adding a veteran first baseman like Logan Morrison or Adam Lind.

The club still plans to give Dominic Smith an opportunity to win the starting gig at first base, but it sounds like they want to give him some competition. Morrison is coming off of a career-year with the Rays where he blasted 38 home runs, and could be priced out of the Mets' range.
Source: MLB.com
Jan 6 - 8:01 AM

Logan Morrison is among the options the Indians will consider if they fail to retain Carlos Santana, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

Bringing back Santana is their top priority, but there are a number of alternatives in the event that it doesn't happen. Matt Adams, Lucas Duda, Yonder Alonso, Mitch Moreland, and Mark Reynolds are some of the first base-types on the market. Morrison, 30, slugged a career-high 38 homers in 2017 while putting up a .246/.353/.516 batting line.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 03:35:00 PM

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register writes that Logan Morrison is a possibility for the Angels.

It's an interesting fit, as the Angels plan to give Shohei Otani chances out of the DH spot, which would push Albert Pujols to first base on some days. The Angels also have C.J. Cron in-house, though it's possible he could become trade bait. Morrison amassed a career-best 38 homers in 2017 while batting .246/.353/.516 in 149 games.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 12:28:00 PM

Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports that the Red Sox are meeting with Logan Morrison's reps on Monday.

The Angels are also showing interest in LoMo, according to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register. Morrison, 30, had a career year in 2017, playing in a career-high 149 games while batting .246/.353/.516 with 38 home runs and 85 RBI. He will come cheaper than a lot of the other free agent bats.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 02:23:00 PM

Logan Morrison told Jon Morosi of MLB Network Radio on Thursday that it "would be a dream come true" to play for the Royals.

That of course means very little as to where he will actually land in free agency, but the Royals could use a 1B/DH addition with Eric Hosmer likely departing and Morrison should come fairly cheap this winter even after slugging a career-best 38 home runs with the Rays in 2017. The 30-year-old is a native of Kansas City.
Thu, Nov 9, 2017 11:18:00 AM

Bill Chastain of MLB.com believes that Logan Morrison is unlikely to return to the Rays next season.

The impending free agent signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Rays last winter when he couldn't find a full-time gig on the free market and went on to post a career year with 38 long balls. The Rays would like to give prospect Jake Bauers a shot at first base next season, so unless Morrison is left out in the cold again this winter, expect that he'll land a more lucrative deal elsewhere.
Source: MLB.com
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 11:58:00 AM

Logan Morrison clobbered his 38th home run as the Rays crushed the Orioles 7-0 on Friday.

Morrison's solo blast off of Chris Tillman pushed the Rays' lead to 5-0 in the seventh inning. He also doubled and drew a pair of walks in the contest, finishing the night 2-for-3. He's now hitting .244/.352/.518 with 38 homers and 84 RBI on the season.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:20:00 PM

Logan Morrison went 1-for-2 and drew a pair of walks on Friday as the Rays topped the Orioles in Baltimore.

Morrison scored a pair of runs in the contest. While he has slowed considerably after his monster first half of the season, he's still hitting .241/.350/.508 with 36 homers and 82 RBI on the season.
Fri, Sep 22, 2017 10:24:00 PM

Logan Morrison is back in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs.

The slumping Morrison has sat out the past two games, but he's back in there against southpaw Mike Montgomery. He's batting just .194 (7-for-36) so far in September.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 02:23:00 PM

Logan Morrison was ejected from Saturday's game against the Red Sox by home plate umpire Jeff Nelson.

Morrison was yelling from the dugout, possibly in objection to a balk call on Rays starter Alex Cobb. Morrison wasn't even in the starting lineup Saturday, but now he's ruled out for a possible pinch-hit appearance.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 07:55:00 PM