The Milwaukee Brewers announced yesterday via Twitter that veteran first baseman/outfielder Logan Morrison has elected to become a free agent. Morrison was designated for assignment on August 10th to make room on the roster for Luis Urias.
1B/OF Logan Morrison, who was designated for assignment on Monday, cleared waivers, declined an outright assignment, and elected free agency. pic.twitter.com/sfv8V27NBv— Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 14, 2020
Morrison, looking to reignite his career after taking only 38 MLB plate appearances in 2019, came to Milwaukee on a minor league deal and played impressively enough during Spring Training and Summer Camp to earn a spot on the expanded Opening Day roster. He was unable to take advantage of the opportunity, however. The left-handed slugger managed only three hits and three walks in 28 plate appearances, although one of those hits was a home run.
We will have to see if Morrison hooks on somewhere else this summer, as he’s been vocal about his desire to play at the big league level. He said way back in March that he would reject any assignment to the minor leagues, and while he was mic’d up in one of the team’s scrimmages during Summer Camp, he told bench coach Pat Murphy “you send me to Appleton (the team’s alternate training site) and I’m going to the Bahamas instead.” Unfortunately for LoMo, international travel to the Bahamas is restricted right now due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“You’ll get plenty of time playing in Appleton.”— Jaymes L (@JaymesL) July 19, 2020
“You send me to Appleton and I’m going to the Bahamas instead.”
For his MLB career, which spans parts of 11 seasons, Morrison is a .238/.323/.425 hitter with 140 home runs in 997 games for a 105 wRC+.
Statistics courtesy of Fangraphs