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Tight back sidelines Marlins 1B Logan Morrison

Friday - 6/14/2013, 5:41pm  ET

New York Mets catcher Anthony Recker, left, looks on as Miami Marlins' Logan Morrison, right, scores the go-ahead run on an error by Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy in the 10th inning of a baseball game in New York, Sunday, June 9, 2013. The Marlins won 8-4. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

MIAMI (AP) -- Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison has been scratched from the starting lineup for Friday's game against St. Louis because of back tightness.

Morrison gave the Marlins' moribund offense a lift when he was activated Sunday after being sidelined since right knee surgery last September. He's 4 for 9 in three games.

Morrison's back bothered him when he took early batting practice Friday, and he'll likely miss at least a couple of games, manager Mike Redmond said.


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