Logan Morrison began a minor-league rehab assignment last night, going 2-for-5 with two singles at Single-A.
Morrison has been on the disabled list all season as he recovers from September knee surgery and he hasn’t played for the Marlins since last July.
He’s already behind the initial timetable laid out, but barring more setbacks Morrison should be ready to rejoin the Marlins’ lineup in early June. And if Morrison beats Giancarlo Stanton back from the DL he’d immediately become the Marlins’ best (only?) hitter.
The Fernando Rodney Experience hasn’t been a good one for the Twins thus far. The veteran closer served up three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to the Yankees on Thursday afternoon, erasing a 4-1 lead and blowing his third save in five opportunities.
In the ninth, Didi Gregorius reached on a throwing error by Miguel Sano. Giancarlo Stanton then singled, and Gary Sanchez followed up with a walk-off three-run home run.
Rodney, 41, now sports a 6.75 ERA on the year. He inked a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Twins back in December. The club has an option for next year worth $4.25 million. If things keep going the way they’re going, the Twins aren’t going to want to pick up that option.
The Twins may even want to think about moving Ryan Pressly or Addison Reed into the closer’s role, even if just temporarily. Pressly has been terrific, tossing 13 scoreless innings with 18 strikeouts. Reed has a 2.25 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 12 innings.