The Brewers announced Friday that first baseman Logan Morrison cleared waivers, rejected an outright assignment and elected free agency. Milwaukee designated Morrison for assignment Aug. 10.
Morrison was an offseason minor league signing for the Brewers, who took a low-risk chance on him after a pair of rough, abbreviated seasons divided between the Twins and Phillies. The 32-year-old didn’t give the Brewers the results they were looking for this season, as he walked to the plate 28 times and only mustered a line of .120/.214/.280 (35 wRC+) with one home run.
While Morrison isn’t that far removed from a terrific 2017 Rays season in which he slashed .246/.353/.516 (131 wRC+) with 38 homers in 601 plate appearances, the 32-year-old has typically been an unspectacular contributor relative to his position. Since debuting with the Marlins in 2010, Morrison has batted .238/.323/.425 (105 wRC+) with 140 homers in 3,779 trips to the plate. That’s certainly a much better career than most MLB players could realistically hope for, but based on his recent output, it seems unlikely Morrison will reemerge as an impact player in the bigs if another organization gives him a chance.