Logan Morrison was all smiles Sunday morning sitting in the Marlins dugout.

The 25-year-old first baseman, trying to battle back from two surgeries on his right knee over the past year and a half, was happy to be back with his teammates and in a major-league lineup for the first time since July 28. Is his knee finally 100 percent?

“I don’t think it’s 100 percent, but it’s pretty close,” said Morrison, who spent all of spring training walking in an anti-gravity suit on a treadmill before finally beginning a 16-game rehab assignment last month. “I’m happy with it. Hopefully, I can stay away from walls and the adrenaline doesn’t get the best of me.

“When I first started playing, sliding on it, it bothered [me]. But the last couple days sliding on it hasn’t bothered it.”

After learning mid-game Saturday in Birmingham, Ala., that he was flying up to New York to join the team Sunday, the always easy going Morrison said he sent a text message to manager Mike Redmond, who was in the middle of a 20-inning game against the Mets, writing: “I guess I’m flying to New York to pitch.”

Morrison hit only .179 with two homers, 10 RBI, six walks and four strikeouts over 56 at-bats during his time in Single A Jupiter and Double A Jacksonville. But he’s confident his hitting stroke will eventually come back. “It’s what I do,” he said. “It will come back.”