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That doesn’t mean Morrison is giving up on the outfield. For now his time out there consists of tracking the flight of fly balls during batting practice. Eventually McClendon plans to get him into drills and a few spring training games in the outfield.

“I think it’s just a matter of health with (Morrison). When he’s healthy he can do some damage,” McClendon said. “My job is to do everything we possibly can to keep him healthy. Right now moving him back and forth in the early spring is something I don’t want to do.”