Marlins’ Morrison awaits word on left foot injury
Logan Morrison’s left foot is aching. Waiting to learn why
that’s the case is just as painful to Florida’s left fielder.
Morrison had an MRI exam on his foot Wednesday, one day after
leaving a game with what was originally diagnosed as a strained
arch. A pair of crutches leaned against his locker and he limped
through the Marlins’ clubhouse wearing a walking boot Wednesday
afternoon, still unsure if he’ll be heading to the disabled
”Got an MRI done, and I guess nobody’s going to be able to read
it until (Thursday) morning,” Morrison said. ”I feel pain when I
walk on the top of my foot. There’s swelling on top of my foot.
Other than that, that’s all I got. I don’t know.”
Morrison said he isn’t sure if the problem really is with his
arch. He said a hairline fracture, sprained ligament, torn ligament
or sprained arch have all been explained to him as possible
The injury happened as he ran to first base in his first at-bat
of Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pain worsened
throughout that game and he departed in the fifth inning.
Morrison said additional soreness set in Wednesday.
”I want to know now,” Morrison said. ”I’m sure so does
everybody else. But it’s something that goes on.”
Morrison was off to a flying start for Florida. He had two home
runs and 18 RBIs in 244 at-bats last season; entering Wednesday, he
was leading the Marlins with four home runs and 11 RBIs in only 55
at-bats. Morrison is hitting .327, 44 points ahead of last season’s
pace as well.
”We have to go day-by-day and see how it goes,” Marlins
manager Edwin Rodriguez said.
Emilio Bonifacio was in the Marlins’ lineup in left field for
Wednesday’s game against the Pirates. It’s the fourth defensive
position this season already for Bonifacio, who has logged time at
third base, center field and right field.
”That’s why they call this a team,” Rodriguez said. ”Somebody
has to pick it up.”