Logan Morrison Signs With Minnesota Twins


The veteran first baseman, Logan Morrison, will move on to his fourth team in his career as it was announced today he has signed a one-year deal with the Minnesota Twins worth $6.5 million. According to multiple reports, first reported by Jon Morosi, the contract could turn into a two-year $16.5 million dollar deal with vesting options.

Logan Morrison Signs With Minnesota Twins

Morrison’s Career Profile

Drafted by the Miami Marlins (then the Florida Marlins) in the 22nd round, Morrison would make his MLB debut with the team five years later in 2010. He would play four years for the Marlins, hitting a nice .249 batting average with 42 home runs and 162 RBI. During the 2013 off-season, the Marlins would send Morrison away, trading him to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for pitcher Carter Capps. Morrison would play for the Mariners for two years, hitting .241, with 28 home runs and 92 RBI. After those two years, Morrison would be traded again, this time to the Tampa Bay Rays. In the trade, Morrison, along with second baseman Brad Miller and pitcher Danny Farquhar, would go to Tampa Bay in exchange for pitchers Nathan Karns, and C.J Riefenhauser, and center fielder Boog Powell.

During his two years in Tampa Bay, Morrison hit .243, with 58 home runs and 128 RBI. In total, during his eight-year career, Morrison is hitting a .245 batting average, with 122 home runs and 382 RBI.

The Impact Of The Signing

For the Twins, Morrison adds some first baseman depth and potentially could become the starting first baseman. Morrison also brings an element of power in for the team with those 122 home runs. Not to mention Morrison, in general, is very healthy. His only major injury came from a strained left wrist that took him out in the middle of September during the 2016 season.

For the Rays, they lose someone who had the best two years of his career with the team and will be looking to build on his success. Morrison was really thriving under the system of manager Kevin Cash, but now he looks to make a home with his new system in his new home.

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Carson Babbini is a freshman student at the University of Minnesota studying Journalism specifically focusing on Broadcasting with a minor in Sports Management. Carson is a Minnesota sports fan and a sports enthusiast in general. He started writing for Last Word on Baseball on September 21st, 2017. On February 12th, 2018, Carson accepted an editor position as well as writing for the site. Carson is always looking forward to getting the latest news and getting out to the public.