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Yankees Sign First Baseman Logan Morrison To Minor-League Deal

April 19, 2019 - 1:11 pm


The Yankees injured list has been full of names so far early in the season. They need some reinforcements. Friday, they signed first baseman Logan Morrison to a minor-league deal, according to ESPN. Morrison will have an opt-out date of July 1 and will make $1 million if he's added to the major league roster. 

Morrison will head to extended spring training for the time being. With Troy Tulowitzki, Greg Bird, Miguel Andujar and Didi Gregorius all on the injured list, the Yankees could definitely use some help in the infield. Bird's constant injury history gives Morrison a chance to get to the Bronx if healthy. 

Morrison, 31, struggled last season with the Twins, batting .186 with 15 homers and 39 RBIs. He battled through injuries and had surgery to repair a torn labrum in August. The surgery came with an eight-month timetable, meaning his rehab should be up. Once ready, he will report to triple-A Scranton. 

In 2017 though, Morrison belted 38 homers and 85 RBIs with the Rays, while putting up a .353 OBP. In nine seasons, Morrison has 137 homers and 421 RBIs with a .239 career average.