’Canes’ Morris returning to dugout
Skipper returns after seven-game absence due to surgery
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – After missing the past six games for the Miami baseball team following surgery to remove his gall bladder on Feb. 25, head coach Jim Morris is set to return to the Hurricanes' dugout on Tuesday night as UM plays host to Illinois State.
Morris, now in his 18th season as the Hurricanes' coach, has missed seven games this year due to illness – eventually leading to surgery to remove his gall bladder. Assistant coach/pitching coach J.D. Arteaga coaching the team in Morris' absence.
After spending more than a week in the hospital recovering from the surgery and an infection stemming from that, Morris was released to his home in nearby Coconut Grove on March 3.
Tuesday will be Morris' first game in the Hurricanes' dugout since the opening game of a three-game series against Appalachian State on Feb. 24. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance midway through that contest.