Sep 10, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison (5) connects for an RBI single during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

RUMORS: Chicago Cubs discussing trade for first baseman Logan Morrison


The Miami Marlins have made their first baseman Logan Morrison available and the Chicago Cubs are involved in the discussion, according to MLB Trade Rumors and Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

The Tampa Bay Rays and National League Central rivals: Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers are also believed to be interested in Morrison. The Brewers’ interest looms on whether they can retain outfielder Corey Hart, according to Tom Haudicourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

The Cubs would use Morrison in the outfielder as Anthony Rizzo already is set at first base. Sherman notes, the Marlins are seeking a third baseman in return for Morrison and the Cubs have plenty of depth for them to choose from.

Morrison, 26, hit .242/.333/.375 with the Marlins last season in 333 plate appearances. In his four-year career, he has hit 42 home runs and 162 RBIs while recording a .764 OPS.

If acquired by the Cubs, Morrison would mature into an offensive threat by not playing home games in spacious Marlins Park. He would join Junior Lake, Ryan Sweeney, Nate Schierholtz, and Brian Bogusevic in the Cubs’ outfield.

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  • ehsank24

    Honestly, his defense in the outfield is a disaster waiting to happen. But please don’t tell that to the Cubs front office. I want the Marlins to maximize his trade value

    • http://cubbiescrib.com/ Jacob R Misener

      Personally, I’m good working out defensive issues on the fly. The Cubs desperately need more help in the outfield. Plus, he could be valuable at the deadline should he bounce back this year.

  • jptopdog

    Would just as well see Lake play (right handed hitter), Morrision, Sweeney, Bogusevic, Schierholtz, are all lefthanded. We need a right hand hitting OF to rotate/ platoon/ start with, how bout Stanton or stay with what we have!