It appears the Logan Morrison comeback tour has come to an end, at least in Milwaukee.
The Brewers designated the lefty 1B/DH for assignment this afternoon to make room for Luis Urias, who is being activated from the injured/COVID list.
INF Luis Urías has been reinstated from the injured list. 1B/OF Logan Morrison has been designated for assignment. pic.twitter.com/BwFXg90cfy— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 10, 2020
None of the options the Brewers have tried in the 1B and DH spots have really worked out to this point, and Morrison has been one of the worst-performing. In a small sample of 28 plate appearances, Morrison hit just .120/.214/.280 with just three hits — a single, a double and a home run. He also struck out 8 times and walked 3 times. With Ryan Braun potentially nearing a return, Morrison’s days on the roster were likely numbered either way.
It’s likely the end of Morrison’s time as a Brewer, considering he was clear in Spring Training and Summer Camp that he really had no interest in returning to the minors or playing at the alternate training site if he couldn’t stick on the Brewers’ roster.
Urias, meanwhile, is being deemed ready to return after missing all of Summer Camp due to COVID-19. Urias says he didn’t experience symptoms, but didn’t get the negative tests necessary to clear the COVID protocol until late in camp and has been spending the last couple weeks in Appleton trying to get up to speed.
The hope is Urias could provide a bit of an offensive boost in the utility infielder group, with Brock Holt off to a 2-for-18 start and Eric Sogard playing just about every day with a .400 OBP but little spark.
Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs