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Mariners' Logan Morrison injures eye after dugout tantrum

Mariners 1B Logan Morrison has appeared in 13 games this season. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Seattle Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison has appeared in 13 games this season. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Seattle Mariners first baseman/outfielder Logan Morrison needed five stitches to close a gash above his left eye after shattering a bat in frustration during Sunday's game against the Texas Rangers.

Morrison popped out in the fifth inning with one out and runners on first and second in the Mariners' 5-1 win over the Rangers, and then headed to the dugout and slammed a bat against the wall.

He is listed as day-to-day with the eye injury. Morrison has only batted 17 times this month and has two hits. For the season, Morrison is hitting .135, with one home run and two RBI after starting the season on the disabled list.

“Obviously I acted like a 3-year-old,” Morrison said, via the Seattle Times. “I apologized to my teammates. I’m about to go apologize to Mac. I can’t do that. I didn’t want to come out of the game. They saw me gushing blood from my eyebrow and they took me out. I’m embarrassed. No matter how bad I’m playing, I can’t do that.”

“I usually don’t snap,” he said. “I usually don’t play this bad, either. But I usually don’t snap.”

Morrison was traded to the Mariners last December from the Miami Marlins, where he spent his first four major league seasons.

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