By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with free agent first baseman Logan Morrison. He will be paid $6.5 million for the 2018 season.
The Twins already have Joe Mauer as their first baseman and Morrison is slated to be the team’s designated hitter. Robbie Morrison is presently listed as their designated hitter on the depth chart and had .246 batting average with nine home runs and 45 RBI’s in 119 games.
Morrison could also see time as a back up to Mauer at first base, as well.
Morrison has played the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays. The 29-year-old has been in the MLB for the past eight seasons, four in the National League and four more in the American League.
With the Rays, he appeared in 256 games over two seasons. He had .243 batting average with 52 home runs and 128 RBIs.
Last season, he had a breakout season, as he had .246 batting average with 38 home runs and 85 RBIs in 149 games. He also had 22 doubles.
Besides the Rays, he also played two seasons with the Seattle Mariners. He began his career with the Miami Marlins franchise. He played four seasons with the Marlins, first two seasons as the Florida Marlins, then two more as the Miami Marlins.
As a member of the Mariners, he appeared in 245 games. He had .241 batting average with 28 home runs and 92 RBIs.
Morrison played in 363 games with the Marlins. He had .249 batting average with 42 home runs and 162 RBIs.