LoMo gets first start at designated hitter

LoMo gets first start at designated hitter

LoMo gets first start at designated hitter
CLEVELAND -- Playing in an American League park gives Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen plenty of choices to use as the designated hitter.

In Friday's Interleague series opener at Cleveland, Guillen opted to use Logan Morrison as the DH.

The Marlins are still monitoring Morrison's right knee, which underwent surgery in the offseason. Typically, the Miami left fielder is given a day off following a flight.

On Thursday, the Marlins completed a two-game set at Atlanta.

"We flew in last night; it was late," Guillen said. "Every time we do that, I try to give LoMo a day. What should be a day off, I'll [instead] DH him."

Guillen hasn't decided who will be the DH the rest of the series. Choices are Greg Dobbs, who started at first base on Friday, and Austin Kearns. Or, it again could be Morrison.

Bryan Petersen started in left field on Friday.

"I have plenty of people," Guillen said. "It's hard when you're in the American League and you lose the DH [in a National League Park]. You lose your DH or some players who should be playing, but are not playing. We got the guys."

Morrison has not served as a DH before at the big league level. To stay active, he plans on riding the stationary bike.

"I'll probably just watch the game on TV, ride the bike, and do stuff like that," he said. "I feel fine."