Logan Morrison has been a major disappointment for the Marlins this season, and now it looks like his season has come to an end. The Marlins placed Morrison on the disabled list Sunday with inflammation in his right knee, but he still needs to undergo an MRI. The concern is that he could have a tear of his patellar tendon. If that’s the case, Morrison would need season-ending surgery. Morrison has had issues with his right knee in the past and and played through the pain for much of last season. Morrison finally admitted to the Marlins and manager Ozzie Guillen over the weekend that the knee does not feel right. If Morrison is done for the season, he’ll end the year with a disappointing .230 batting average, 11 homers and 36 RBI. Austin Kearns seems likely to benefit the most playing time but Donovan Solano and Bryan Petersen will be in the mix for playing time.
In other fantasy news…..
- Clayton Kershaw was brilliant on Sunday as the Dodgers completed a three game sweep of the San Francisco Giants. Kershaw threw a complete game five-hit shutout in the 4-0 victory. He struck out seven and walked one in his fifth career shutout, beating the Giants for the first time in three starts this season.
- Zack Greinke made his debut for the Angels in Sunday’s series finale against the Rays. He was overshadowed by his counterpart – Jeremy Hellickson. Greinke allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings of work in the 2-0 loss.
- John Axford and Francisco Rodriguez were knocked around Sunday. The Brewers are going with a closer-by-committee, and Kameron Loe might be the next guy to get a shot.
- Carl Crawford is considering Tommy John surgery for his left elbow. He’ll make a decision in 7-10 days.
- Mike Trout (knee) was scratched from Sunday’s lineup due to a left knee contusion. It’s not considered serious, and he could return Monday for the series opener against the Rangers.
- Adam LaRoche (back) exited Sunday’s game with back tightness. He’s considered day-to-day.
- Huston Street signed a two-year extension with the Padres that includes a team option for a third year. The Padres have now removed two potential trade targets from the market after locking up Street and Carlos Quentin.
- Justin Morneau went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday’s win over the Indians. He’s heating up just in time to possibly be dealt to a contender. In 13 games since the All-Star break, Morneau has a .327 BA.
- Brandon League will reportedly be traded soon, though it’s not clear which teams have the most interest in the veteran reliever that has a 1.96 ERA since the beginning of June.