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LoMo a late scratch with back spasms

New addition Trumbo takes over at first base
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SEATTLE -- Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison was scratched from Thursday's series opener with the Rays about an hour before game time because of back spasms.

Morrison was replaced at first base by newly acquired Mark Trumbo, who had been slated as the designated hitter in his first game with the team. Trumbo arrived earlier Thursday afternoon, following Wednesday's trade from the D-backs.

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SEATTLE -- Mariners first baseman Logan Morrison was scratched from Thursday's series opener with the Rays about an hour before game time because of back spasms.

Morrison was replaced at first base by newly acquired Mark Trumbo, who had been slated as the designated hitter in his first game with the team. Trumbo arrived earlier Thursday afternoon, following Wednesday's trade from the D-backs.

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Nelson Cruz was shifted to DH, Seth Smith moved from left field to right and Dustin Ackley, who was not scheduled to start, moved into the lineup in left field.

Morrison is hitting .245 with six home runs and 14 RBIs in 52 games and is riding an 11-game hitting streak, during which he's batted .333 with a double and four walks.

Greg Johns is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregJohnsMLB, read his Mariners Musings blog, and listen to his podcast.

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