Twins' Morrison set for season-ending hip surgery
Morrison said his recovery time frame from the surgery will be four to eight months, which could have him returning as late as April of next year.
In his first year with the Twins, Morrison hit .186 with 15 home runs and 39 RBIs. He joined Minnesota on a one-year contract worth $6.5 million in February after he hit 38 home runs as a member of the Tampa Bay Rays last season.
"Right now, just a lot of frustration for a lot of reasons," Morrison said. "I didn't perform the way I wanted to perform. The team didn't perform the way we wanted to perform. I feel I was a big part of the reason why we didn't perform that way."
To fill Morrison's roster spot, the Twins selected the contract of right-hander Kohl Stewart from Triple-A Rochester. The 23-year-old will make his major league debut in a start against the White Sox on Sunday.
Stewart, the fourth overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, was 3-7 with a 4.47 ERA in 21 games (19 starts) between Double-A Chattanooga and Rochester this season.
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