ATLANTA -- Logan Morrison returned to Miami on Monday for a magnetic resonance imaging test on his injured right knee, which he bruised in Pittsburgh on Friday when he slammed into an outfield wall. As a result, he is expected to miss the entire three-game series in Atlanta. Manager Jack McKeon said he hopes to have Morrison back Friday for the start of the Washington series, if not sooner for Thursday's doubleheader in Philadelphia.
"He's still hurting, his knee is still swollen," McKeon said. "They're going to get it checked out in Florida, give him a MRI and maybe have the knee drained. So hopefully we get news in a day or so. I don't look for him in this series, and hopefully get him back in the Washington series. He's a gamer. He wants to play and he's having problems walking, so let's get it taken care of."
With two more wins, McKeon will pass Fredi Gonzalez as the Marlins' all-time winningest manager. McKeon has 275 wins to Gonzalez's 276.
"He should be the No. 1 guy," Gonzalez said of McKeon. "He's done a lot for that organization."
The Braves, in Gonzalez's first season as their manager after taking over for Bobby Cox, have a 4 1/2 game in the NL wild-card race.
A loss tonight by Chris Volstad would move him one step closer to the franchise record for worst winning percentage by a Marlins pitcher with at least 20 starts. At 5-12, Volstad currently has a .294 winning percentage, which is not much better than Dennis Springer's 1999 club mark of .273 (6-16). Marlins bullpen coach Reid Cornelius (4-10 in 2000 for a .286 percentage) is next on the list. Volstad has lost each of his past four outings.
Marlins: 1. Emilio Bonifacio, rf; 2. Omar Infante, 2b; 3. Greg Dobbs, lf; 4. Gaby Sanchez, 1b; 5. John Buck, c; 6. Bryan Petersen, cf; 7. Donnie Murphy, ss; 8. Matt Dominguez, 3b; 9. Chris Volstad, p.
Braves: 1. Michael Bourn, cf; 2. Chipper Jones, 3b; 3. Freddie Freeman, 1b; 4. Dan Uggla, 2b; 5. Brian McCann, c; 6. Martin Prado, lf; 7. Jason Heyward, rf; 8. Alex Gonzalez, ss; 9. Brandon Beach, p.