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April 18, 2014

LoMo hopes to show Marlins they made a mistake trading him

Logan Morrison said it felt "a little weird" returning to Marlins Park for the first time since being traded to the Seattle Mariners. But he likes his new home and teammates, and hopes to show the Marlins they made a mistake by trading him.

"I hope that I prove that they did," Morrison said Friday before the Mariners opened a three-game interleague series against the Marlins. "It's not like I'm going out there with that in mind. But, if I prove that they did, then that means I'm playing well and helping my team win."

Morrison won't be playing in the series. After getting off to a slow start at the plate with Seattle, going 3 for 20 without a RBI, the Mariners placed him on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. But he made the trip to Miami anyway and looked forward to seeing his former teammates.

Morrison summed up his time with the Marlins this way: "Enjoyable. Exciting. A lot of ups and downs. Disappointing, as well. A lot of emotions happened within six or seven years. Getting called up to the big leagues. Getting to tell my parents I was going to be a big leaguer. The Marlins made that possible. I'm very thankful for the time I had here."


Jacob Turner (right shoulder sprain) threw a bullpen session on Friday. He'll do so again Sunday before heading up to Jupiter to make a rehab start sometime next week.

Turner said his shoulder "feels good -- feels totally 100 percent normal."