Logan Morrison has been a major disappointment for the Marlins this season, and now it looks like his season has come to an end. The Marlins placed Morrison on the disabled list Sunday with inflammation in his right knee, but he still needs to undergo an MRI. The concern is that he could have a tear of his patellar tendon. If that’s the case, Morrison would need season-ending surgery. Morrison has had issues with his right knee in the past and and played through the pain for much of last season. Morrison finally admitted to the Marlins and manager Ozzie Guillen over the weekend that the knee does not feel right. If Morrison is done for the season, he’ll end the year with a disappointing .230 batting average, 11 homers and 36 RBI. Austin Kearns seems likely to benefit the most playing time but Donovan Solano and Bryan Petersen will be in the mix for playing time.
When Troy Tulowitzki had surgery in June to remove scar tissue from a nerve in his groin, he was expected to miss six-to-eight weeks. This placed his return somewhere around mid-to-late August. Recently, not much has been reported on his progress, but reports surfaced on Thursday that the Rockies are considering shutting him down for the rest of the season. Fortunately for fantasy owners, those reports seem to be incorrect. Troy Renck of the Denver Post spoke with Tulowitzki, who said that he has begun hitting off a tee and continues to do light running. Tulo plans to increase his baseball activities as his body allows him to do it. So while there’s no clear timetable for his return, Tulo would like to play down the stretch to know where he is at heading into 2013.