Via Greg Johns, the Mariners beat reporter for MLB.com …
Justin Smoak to 15-day DL, Logan Morrison back from rehab with Tacoma and starting at 1B today.
— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) June 11, 2014
Smoak had been dealing with soreness in his quad for over a week and the Mariners could no longer play a man short. Willie Bloomquist was filling in at first base for the M’s. Now that job falls to Morrison, who is making his first start since April 14 on Wednesday against the Yankees. He returns to a .150 batting average and .377 OPS. Smoak was hitting just .208/.282/.361. First base remains a mess in Seattle.