by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) The Brewers have placed minor league first baseman Hunter Morris on the 7-day minor league disabled list with a concussion, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
The club called the concussion "mild" and said they expect Morris back after the seven days expire. Although the classification of any concussion as "mild" is questionable, it doesn't sound like this injury will have long-term effects for the club's top hitting prospect.
Morris is off to a slow start, as he is hitting just .220/.303/.390 with four home runs in 32 games.
Brewers ship Hunter Morris to minors camp
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) The Brewers reassigned first base prospect Hunter Morris to minor-league camp Wednesday. Morris, who was in competition for the starting first base job with Corey Hart (knee) sidelined, hit .120 (3 for 25) with a double, a homer and an RBI in 11 spring games. "When you look at a guy coming from Double-A, if he just goes off in the spring you may think, 'You know something? Maybe he can handle the atmosphere and all that,'" manager Ron Roenicke said, per MLB.com. "He was definitely a name that we thought of, but it's not like I was thinking he was going to be our guy. Things like that do happen, but he needs to go to Triple-A and continue to improve on his defense, and then have another big year offensively."
Morris brushes aside slow start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/26/2013) MLB.com reports Brewers first base prospect Hunter Morris isn't concerned he has begun spring training hitless in his first nine at-bats, which includes two strikeouts. Ive always kind of started slow and it takes me some time to get my timing, and then one day it clicks and its there for good, Morris said. Heck, last year I started the regular season 0-for-14, and that turned out pretty good. Hunter won the Southern League (Double-A) MVP award after batting .303 with 28 homers and 113 RBI in 136 games. It is always a struggle the first few days, first few at-bats, but I actually feel like Im seeing the ball well, Morris said. "I feel like Im close.
Hunter on the prowl for Brewers
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/23/2013) With the Brewers scrambling to find a first baseman for opening day (Corey Hart and Mat Gamel are out with injuries), Brewers first base prospect Hunter Morris earned an extended look during Milwaukee's Cactus League opener against Oakland on Saturday. Morris served as the designated hitter and went 0 for 3 with a strikeout while slotting ninth in the batting order. He was the only Brewers player to log all nine innings. "You have both [views]," manager Ron Roenicke told MLB.com about Morris' readiness. "That's why we need to see him."
Morris becomes team's 'Plan C'
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/18/2013) With Mat Gamel out for the upcoming season after re-tearing the ACL in his right knee last Saturday, Brewers prospect Hunter Morris could become the leading candidate to open the season as the team's starting first baseman. Gamel was expected to serve as the replacement for Corey Hart at first while Hart recovers from knee surgery, but that duty could now fall on Morris. "Clearly it's Plan C, and the good news is there are enough individuals in camp that can and have played first base," assistant general manager Gord Ash told MLB.com on Monday. "Of course, one of our players of the year last year, Hunter Morris, had a great year in Double-A, and he'll be a strong candidate."
Brewers change tune on Morris?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/27/2013) The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said the team is exploring options for a backup first baseman while starter Corey Hart recovers from knee surgery. Mat Gamel will take over as the team's starting first baseman and the team would prefer for his backup to have major-league experience, but Roenicke indicated prospect Hunter Morris could be a candidate as well. "Morris is certainly going to be a guy we're going to look at quite a bit," Roenicke said.
Morris not an MLB option yet
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/22/2013) The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is formulating a plan for first base while Corey Hart goes for a second opinion on his injured knee. However, one of those plans doesn't appear to involve prospect Hunter Morris. "Hunter is a guy, with the year he had last year, we hope turns into a great player," Roenicke said during a radio interview. "But its a big jump from Double-A, expecting a guy to go to the big leagues."