With Corey Dickerson Dinged, Phillies Call Up Another Veteran Hitter in Logan Morrison

A day after Corey Dickerson was hit by a pitch on the hand and forced to exit a game early, the Phillies selected the contract of first baseman Logan Morrison.

Jake Arrieta, not Dickerson, is headed to the injured list. Dickerson is day to day.

Morrison, a nine-year vet, was playing well at Triple A, hitting .356 with five doubles and three home runs in 18 games with the IronPigs.

Morrison recently expressed a bit of frustration to the Morning Call, saying he didn't belong in Triple A. It was just two seasons ago, 2017, that Morrison hit 38 home runs with an .868 OPS for the Rays.

The left-handed hitting Morrison played only first base at Lehigh Valley but has more than 2,000 innings of big-league experience in left field.

The Phillies could have recalled Nick Williams, who they've optioned to Triple A on four different occasions this season, but they were likely looking for the better pinch-hitting option. Williams has not produced in that role this season, going 5 for 34 (.147) with 14 strikeouts.

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With Jay Bruce also on the injured list, the Phillies are thin on starting outfielders. Their healthy options beyond Bryce Harper are Adam Haseley and Roman Quinn. Brad Miller and Sean Rodriguez can play the corner outfield, and Morrison may be an option in left.

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