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Report: Yankees Sign 1B Morrison to MiLB Deal



The Yankees have signed first baseman Logan Morrison to a minor league contract and assigned him to extended spring training.   The deal was first reported by Chris Cotillo.

Morrison, 31, will have a July 1 opt-out in his contract and if he is added to the major league roster, he will have a $1 million base salary according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.

Minnesota Twins Logan Morrison celebrates his two-run home run against the Kansas City Royals in the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

The nine-year major league veteran owns a .239/.325/.427 in 959 career games with the Marlins, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays and the Minnesota Twins.

His 2018 season was cut short when he was placed on the disabled list on July 12 with a left hip impingement.  He underwent surgery to repair his hip in August, costing him the rest of the 2018 season.

In 2017 he ranked fifth in the American League with 38 home runs.  That season he hit .246/.353/.516 in 149 games for the Rays.  Throughout his major league career, he hit 137 home runs at the major league level.

The last time Morrison played in the minor leagues was in 2016 when he had a four-game rehab assignment with the Charlotte Stone Crabs.  He last played in Triple-A in 2014 with the Tacoma Rainiers where he hit .308/.416/.477 in 18 games.

 



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