Marlins option Logan Morrison

Updated: August 13, 2011, 11:25 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- The Florida Marlins have optioned left fielder Logan Morrison to Triple-A New Orleans and released veteran Wes Helms.

The moves were announced following a 3-0 loss to San Francisco on Saturday night.

Morrison had been struggling offensively and defensively in recent weeks, hitting .230 in his last 38 games. Overall, Morrison is hitting .249 with 17 home runs and 60 RBI.

Following the resignation of manager Edwin Rodriguez in June, Morrison was reprimanded by ...

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