SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik today announced that the club has acquired Logan Morrison from the Miami Marlins in exchange for relief pitcher Carter Capps.
Morrison, 26, hit .242 (71x293) with 32 runs, 13 doubles, 4 triples, 6 home runs and 36 RBI in 85 games last season after returning from the disabled list in June (right knee surgery). He appeared almost exclusively at first base, playing 79 games at first, starting 78. In parts of four Major League seasons, he has batted .249 (322x1295) with 159 runs scored, 73 runs, 16 triples, 42 home runs and 162 RBI in 363 games. He has appeared in 240 games in left field (238 starts) and 101 games at first base (95 starts).
Morrison was originally selected by the Marlins in the 22nd round of the 2005 June Amateur Draft out of Maple Woods Community College in Kansas City. He attended Northshore High School in Slidell, La.
Capps, 23, was 3-3 with a 5.49 ERA (36 ER, 59.0 IP) with 66 strikeouts in 53 appearances with the Mariners last year. In seven relief appearances with Triple-A Tacoma, he posted a 1.64 ERA (2 ER, 11.0 IP) with 9 strikeouts. He was originally selected by the Mariners in the third round of the 2011 MLB June Draft out of Mount Olive College in North Carolina.