Logan Morrison could begin rehab assignment Monday

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Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison will be examined by a team doctor this afternoon. If everything checks out with his strained left foot, he could be cleared to begin a rehab assignment as soon as Monday.

According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Morrison has been taking batting practice for about a week and was able to run the bases Sunday morning without any abnormal pain or discomfort.

The Marlins are hoping that their 23-year-old left fielder will be ready in time for next weekend’s series against the Nationals in the nation’s capital.

Morrison opened the season with a .327/.424/.636 batting line, four home runs and 11 RBI through his first 15 games. Emilio Bonifacio has been drawing regular starts in left over the past couple of weeks.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.