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Morrison said second knee surgery is inevitable; expects to be back for spring training

Barring a surprise, Logan Morrison expects he'll undergo season-ending surgery next month to fix the same patella tendon tear he was operated on last December in his right knee.

“I just know how my knee feels and I know it doesn't feel good,” Morrison said. “I want to be healthy again. I don't want to have any pain in my knee and when two of the best knee doctor's in the world say I need surgery, it's probably a good indication.”

Morrison said rehab will last six to eight months, but he should be healthy in time for the start of spring training. The Marlins have said they would like to move him to first base, but there is a possibility the team could re-sign Carlos Lee, who likes living in Miami.