In an unsurprising move, the Brewers have announced that Logan Morrison will be a member of their Opening Day Roster.
Morrison was signed by the Brewers to a minor league contract in January of this year. He was also extended an invitation to Spring Training. Before Spring Training was cancelled due to COVID-19, Morrison was hitting .300/.364/.600 with three home runs and seven RBI in 12 games. When the Brewers resumed play in Milwaukee earlier this month, Morrison continued to impress with booming home runs and consistent play.
When the Brewers allowed Eric Thames to leave in free agency, the team was left with a hole at first base. Morrison, along with Justin Smoak, were brought in as possible replacements. Both Smoak and Morrison are left-handed hitters, so a platoon is not really possible. However, both have performed well during camp and will compete for starts at first and at designated hitter. With Ryan Braun’s health somewhat of a question at this point, both could see considerable playing time.
Logan Morrison Prior to Milwaukee
Logan Morrison is a career .239/.337/.426 hitter with 139 home runs and 424 RBI. His best season came in 2017 as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. That year, he hit .246/.353/.516 with 38 home runs and 85 RBI. He has had two injury-plagued seasons during the past two years, but appears to be healthy and in great shape. It was reported earlier that during the hiatus, Morrison took some swings against Max Scherzer and other high-profile pitchers in Florida.
Where Morrison will fit on this team remains to be seen, but he will certainly make an impact. His making the team is great news for Brewers fans.