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Monday, June 16, 2014

Mariners Injury Update: Logan Morrison exits, stitches needed

By on 6/16/2014 11:00:00 AM

Following an incident of his own doing, Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison received five stitches to close a cut above his left eye. He left the game in favor of John Buck, a backup catcher, following the fifth-inning incident.

So, what was the incident of his own doing that led to the cut? After popping up with runners on base in the fifth, "Morrison went back into the Safeco Field dugout and smashed his bat against the dugout wall," reports's Adam Lewis. A piece of the bat's wood splintered and hit Morrison, cutting him above the left eye. The eye swelled, causing him to receive five stitches.

The Mariners Injury Report lists his status as "Any Day," and at this point, there is no date for his return to the lineup. Lewis quoted Morrison's statement about the incident after the game. Said Morrison,
"Obviously, I acted like a 3-year-old. I apologized to my teammates. I'm about to go apologize to Mac [manager Lloyd McClendon]. I can't do that. I didn't want to come out of the game. They saw blood gushing from my eyebrow and took me out. I'm embarrassed. No matter how bad I'm playing, I can't do that."
Morrison is hitting just .135 with 1 HR and 2 RBI in 13 games. He spent 57 days on the disabled list from April 15-June 11 with a right hamstring strain. The Mariners enter play on June 16 in third place in the A.L. West at 35-34, seven games behind the Oakland Athletics.

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