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Tacoma News-Tribune Feb 26, 2015

Mariners gambling that Morrison can stay healthy…and productive

First baseman Logan Morrison showed potential last season with strong finish but has not played 100 games in any of the last three seasons…

Mariners gambling that Morrison can stay healthy…and productive

PEORIA, Ariz. — There might be no bigger gamble by the Mariners in putting together their roster over the winter than in projecting and relying on a healthy season from first baseman Logan Morrison. Barring a career renaissance by Jesus Montero — which, OK, no longer requires the same level of suspending disbelief — the Mariners don’t appear to have a viable full-time alternative. Veteran utilityman Willie Bloomquist, if healthy, projects as Morrison’s primary backup. Manager Lloyd McClendon talks of finding a few spring reps for Rickie Weeks, although Weeks doesn’t own a...

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