You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myPalmBeachPost.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myPalmBeachPost.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myPalmBeachPost.com.

Miami Marlins activate Logan Morrison, place Chris Coghlan on DL


In Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday with the Class AA Jacksonville Suns, first baseman Logan Morrison was monitoring the Marlins’ 20-inning marathon with the New York Mets when he decided to tease Miami manager Mike Redmond.

“I sent Red a text, joking before I knew I was coming off (the disabled list), ‘I guess I’m flying to New York tomorrow to pitch,’ ’’ Morrison said.

It wasn’t much longer when Morrison received word that, yes, the Marlins really did need him Sunday, but not to pitch. Morrison was activated from the 60-day DL, a day earlier than the team planned, because of an injury to outfielder Chris Coghlan.

Coghlan was put on the 15-day DL with what the Marlins called right calf nerve irritation. Coghlan said he expects to have an MRI on Monday.

The Marlins also could get right fielder Giancarlo Stanton back Monday — also earlier than planned — because first baseman Casey Kotchman (sore oblique) isn’t available, Redmond said.

When Stanton returns, right fielder Marcell Ozuna will shift to center field, where Coghlan has played since May 18.

Morrison was in the Marlins’ starting lineup Sunday for the first time since July 28. He had two surgeries on his right knee — the first in December 2011 and the second on Sept. 6, 2012 — to repair a torn patella tendon.

“I don’t think its 100 percent, but it’s pretty close and I’m happy with it. Hopefully we can stay away from walls,’’ said Morrison, who said he feels mild discomfort only when stopping suddenly after sprinting.

Morrison admitted that around the time of his second surgery, he wondered if he would ever return.

“The toughest part is the natural doubt that sets in: Can I do this still? Am I going to be able to play? Am I going to be able to compete?’’ he said.

“But once you overcome that doubt, you appreciate it a lot more. It’s like I just got called up again for the first time and I’m excited to go.’’

Morrison went 2-for-4 with two singles and a walk in the Marlins’ 8-4 win over the Mets in 10 innings Sunday. His single to lead off the 10th started a four-run inning for Miami.

Coghlan’s DL stint is frustrating because he has been one of the team’s hottest hitters. He hit .322 in May and was 8-for-21 (.381) in five games this month. He said the calf has bothered him for about three weeks.

“I’ve been waiting a year and a half for this opportunity I got, so it sucks even more,” he said.

Kotchman is hitless in 20 at-bats for the Marlins, which breaks Charles Johnson’s record of 19 at-bats without a hit to start a season (1995).


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Five takeaways: Miami Heat play fast, show their potential in upset win over Houston Rockets
Five takeaways: Miami Heat play fast, show their potential in upset win over Houston Rockets

Miami Heat forward James Johnson, left, drives past Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan.
Soccer: Dwyer girls advance in districts

Kayley Olsen scored both goals as the Dwyer girls soccer team defeated Jensen Beach 2-0 on Tuesday in a District 13-4A match in Palm Beach Gardens. Morgan Wade had nine saves to earn her second shutout of the season for the fourth-seeded Panthers against the fifth-seeded Falcons. Dwyer advances to face top-seeded South Fork at 5 tonight in Stuart....
Boys basketball: No. 8 Cardinal Newman tops No. 9 Oxbridge Academy

K.J. Fitzgerald had 24 points, eight rebounds and six assists, helping the Cardinal Newman boys basketball team edge Oxbridge Academy 59-58 Tuesday night in a battle of ranked teams in West Palm Beach. Scotty Barnes added 18 points and eight rebounds for the eighth-ranked Crusaders (13-4). A.J. Cajuste led all scorers with 31 points for the ninth-ranked...
Girls basketball: No. 7 Suncoast rolls to victory

Elisabeth McCray scored 13 points, leading the seventh-ranked Suncoast girls basketball team to a 62-29 rout of Port St. Lucie on Tuesday in Port St. Lucie. Britney Brown added eight points, four assists and eight steals for the Chargers (13-5). No. 10 Lake Worth Christian 50, Port St. Lucie-Morningside Academy 33: Jillian Schenk had 15 points and...
Pleased with effort, Goran Dragic now would like to see Heat play smarter, take more responsibility
Pleased with effort, Goran Dragic now would like to see Heat play smarter, take more responsibility

  Heat guard Goran Dragic is pleased withe his teammates’ effort and the way they compete.
More Stories