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Good News For Logan Morrison; Foot Pain Free

    Doctors removed the cast from Logan Morrison's foot on Monday and the outfielder is optimistic he could be ready to play as early as May 5 when his 15-day stint on the disabled list expires.

    "The doctor poked around on my foot, twisted it, turned it, I didn't have any pain," Morrison said. "He said he was encouraged with the progress and thinks I'm ahead of schedule."Lomo

    Morrison has a strained left arch. He began riding a stationary bike on Monday and said he could begin taking batting practice over the weekend.

    As for the cast, Morrison had it signed by his Marlins teammates and plans to auction it off on eBay to raise money for the American Lung Association.

    HANLEY SITS -- Slumping shortstop Hanley Ramirez isn't in the starting lineup as manager Edwin Rodriguez has decided to give him the night off.

    Donnie Murphy will be starting at short.


    Marlins: 1. Coghlan, cf; 2. Infante, 2b; 3. Sanchez, 1b; 4. Stanton, rf; 5. Dobbs, 3b; 6. Buck, c; 7. Bonifacio, lf; 8. Murphy, ss; 9. Nolasco, p.