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Ozzie praises banged up LoMo for toughness

Ozzie praises banged up LoMo for toughness

Ozzie praises banged up LoMo for toughness
MILWAUKEE -- Sore knees have been an issue for the Marlins at Milwaukee.

Giancarlo Stanton is missing at least three straight days with a sore right knee. And on Tuesday, Hanley Ramirez did not start because, he too, has a sore right knee.

Logan Morrison, meanwhile, played despite battling through a sore left knee. The left fielder was laboring in the 13-12 loss in 10 innings to the Brewers. At one point, manager Ozzie Guillen considered taking Morrison out of the game.

With the Brewers starting lefty Randy Wolf on Wednesday, Guillen opted to give Morrison the day off.

Basically, the fact Milwaukee went with a lefty made it easy for Guillen to rest Morrison, who had surgery on his knee in December.

"He's banged up," Guillen said. "I almost took him out of the game yesterday. I was two seconds away from taking him out, because it was very uncomfortable watching him play."

Before Wednesday game, the manager praised Morrison for his toughness.

"LoMo is the best guy, I believe, to be 'the man' on this ballclub," Guillen said. "Not the captain, but the leader. Overall, he's a guy who shows up every day the same way. I don't know if I'm wrong or right. This kid has got great potential to be a good leader on any ballclub."

Morrison has gotten periodic rest all season, and he's hitting .238 with nine homers and 30 RBIs in 75 games.

Morrison is expected to play on Thursday.

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