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Morrison returns to lineup, batting fifth

Morrison returns to lineup, batting fifth

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Morrison returns to lineup, batting fifth

PHOENIX -- After missing the last four games due to back tightness, Logan Morrison returned to the lineup Monday against the D-backs, batting fifth and manning first base for the Marlins.

Morrison, who missed the first two months of the year rehabbing from offseason knee surgery, hadn't played since last Tuesday against the Brewers.

"He's feeling good," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "He says he's ready to go, so hopefully we can keep him out there this time."

Morrison was first activated off the 60-day disabled list on June 9 and went 4-for-9 with six total bases in his first three games before tweaking his back.

"Stuff happens when you don't play for as long as I didn't," Morrison said. "I couldn't ignore it, so I got it addressed. But yesterday it felt better than the day before and today it feels better than yesterday."

Tyler Emerick is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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