Logan Morrison has been the Marlins best hitter in 2011, but he could miss 2-4 weeks with a foot injury.
Florida Marlins left fielder Logan Morrison could miss two to four weeks because of an injured left foot.
Morrison sprained and strained his foot Tuesday in his first at-bat against Pittsburgh. He was removed from the game in the fifth inning and has been on crutches since.
Morrison is wearing a hard cast on the injured foot, which he adorned with pinstripes Thursday night. He is scheduled to have the cast removed Monday. He has been told he could resume minimal baseball activities soon after that.
The Marlins said they have not decided whether to put Morrison on the disabled list, but it looks pretty likely that will happen. Morrison said on Twitter Thursday afternoon he expects to miss 2 to 4 weeks, which practically necessitates a stint on the 15-day disabled list.
Scott Cousins and Emilio Bonifacio will share time in left field with Morrison out. Cousins hit a grand slam in Morrison's place Thursday night against the Pirates.
Even so, the Marlins will be without their best hitter of the season thus far for awhile. Morrison leads the team in home runs, RBI, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. Regardless of whether Bonifacio or Cousins takes his place, Morrison's absence leaves a significant hole in the Marlins' lineup.
David Hill is a Miami native and the cofounder of Marlins Diehards, the only blog with perspective on the eccentricities of Marlins fandom.