Marlins' Morrison placed on disabled list

The Sports Xchange
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Left fielder Logan Morrison, who was batting just .116 (5-for-43) with no homers and no RBI in 13 games
since the All-Star break, was placed on the disabled list Sunday with right knee inflammation.
Morrison said he might need more knee surgery, possibly before the season ends, to repair a broken
suture from a surgical procedure Dec. 5 to repair a torn patella tendon.
Morrison said the new tear showed up on an MRI in May. Because he'd played with a tear last season, he
and the Marlins decided to let him try to play through it again this year.
"From what I was told, there's a suture that was made to keep the patella tendon together, and because I
tried to ramp up activity so much, it opened back up," he said.
Manager Ozzie Guillen said he'd prefer Morrison to have surgery as soon as possible so he can be ready
when spring training starts.
"If you got some problem, I don't want you to wait till (expletive) February and do what you need. You
get it done now and move on," Guillen said.
Morrison was 0-for-15 on the homestand and had one hit in his last 19 at-bats. He is batting .230 with
11 home runs and 36 RBI in 93 games this year
"Right now what they say is they need time to recover from the old surgery. In my opinion, if this is
something they need to get it done, why wait until October to do it?" Guillen asked.
"I'm not a doctor, I'm not a trainer, I'm not LoMo, but I think that's best ... so you don't have to
deal with it every year. I worry about those kids are 22, 23 years old, they walk like old ladies. I don't
know if they rehab the right way."