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Michael Morse | Outfielder

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed Friday that Michael Morse and Nori Aoki are potential targets through free agency.
Jocketty noted that the team prefers to add a bat through free agency as opposed to through a trade. Morse would also be a nice insurance policy at first base, as there's no telling how the oft-injured Joey Votto is going to rebound. Nov 7 - 8:41 PM

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Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets could consider free agent outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse.

It makes some sense on paper, as the Mets want a corner outfielder and aren't willing to give up a draft pick to sign someone like Melky Cabrera or Michael Cuddyer. Morse would also give the Mets a platoon option for Lucas Duda at first base against lefties. However, there are serious concerns about his ability to play the outfield on a regular basis. He might be better suited for an American League team at this point in his career. The 32-year-old batted .279/.336/.475 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI over 131 games this past season.
Nov 5 - 8:44 AM

Michael Morse had two RBI, including driving in the game-winning run, in the Giants' Game 7 World Series win Wednesday.

With the bases loaded in the second inning, Morse drove in the first run of the game with a sacrifice fly. But it was an opposite-field single with a runner at third base in the fourth inning that gave the Giants a 3-2 lead that they wouldn't relinquish. His outfield defense made him a non-factor for the three games in San Francisco, but Morse found a way to contribute as a designated hitter in the Royals' park. He ended his first World Series with four RBI and two runs scored.
Oct 29 - 11:21 PM

Michael Morse will serve as the designated hitter in Game 6 of the World Series against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Morse was limited to pinch-hitting duties while the series was in San Francisco, but he's back now that the Giants have the luxury of the DH. Travis Ishikawa will start in left field. The full lineup: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Morse DH, Ishikawa LF, Brandon Crawford SS. Jake Peavy will pitch against Yordano Ventura as the Giants attempt to finish off their third World Series title in the past five seasons.
Oct 28 - 3:09 PM

Michael Morse came through in a big way for the Giants in Friday’s loss to the Royals, smashing an RBI double as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning.

Morse came on to hit for Tim Hudson in the sixth inning after Brandon Crawford had singled, and swatted a massive foul drive down the left field line that narrowly missed being a two-run home run. The Giants could certainly use his bat in the lineup against southpaw Jason Vargas on Saturday, but it’s unclear if he feels well enough to man left field defensively.
Oct 24 - 11:28 PM

Michael Morse will serve as the designated hitter again in Game 2 of the World Series against the Royals on Wednesday.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy is sticking with the same lineup which led to victory in Game 1: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Morse DH, Travis Ishikawa LF, Brandon Crawford SS. Jake Peavy will make the start against Yordano Ventura.
Oct 22 - 3:26 PM

Michael Morse is in the starting lineup as the designated hitter for Game 1 of the World Series against the Royals.

Morse was limited to pitch-hitting duties during the NLCS, but the Giants can use him as their DH under American League rules. The full lineup: Gregor Blanco CF, Joe Panik 2B, Buster Posey C, Pablo Sandoval 3B, Hunter Pence RF, Brandon Belt 1B, Morse DH, Travis Ishikawa LF, Brandon Crawford SS. Madison Bumgarner will match up against James Shields.
Oct 21 - 3:28 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that Michael Morse will be the team's DH in the World Series.

Morse didn't make a start in the NLCS, but he did slug a big game-tying home run in the Giants' series-deciding Game 5 win over the Cardinals. He missed most of September with an oblique injury, which is why he was left off the roster for the NLDS and limited to pinch-hitting duties in the Championship Series. Travis Ishikawa will be the Giants' primary left fielder in the Fall Classic against the Royals.
Oct 20 - 3:50 PM

Michael Morse (oblique) is not in the Giants' lineup for Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday.

Morse was healthy enough to be added to the Giants' roster for the series, but manager Bruce Bochy decided not to insert him straight into the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cardinals. His ability to play the field will go a long way toward telling whether he'll get a start in the series, but he'll likely be the first bat off the bench in pinch-hitting spots. Travis Ishikawa started in left field Saturday.
Oct 11 - 4:59 PM

Michael Morse was officially added to the Giants NLCS roster on Saturday.

The lone change from their roster from the Division Series is Morse taking the place of Gary Brown. It's unclear if he'll draw any starts in the series or serve as a potent right-handed stick off the bench.
Oct 11 - 12:25 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that Michael Morse will be available off the bench in Saturday's NLCS Game 1.

Morse has been hitting in instructional league games as he recovers from a strained oblique. He'll provide a nice boost to the Giants bench.
Oct 10 - 5:29 PM

Michael Morse (oblique) has been participating in instructional league games in Arizona.

Morse will be added to the Giants' roster for the NLCS, though manager Bruce Bochy wouldn't commit to a number of games that he'll be allowed to start. The Giants have a hole in left field that was filled in the NLDS by Travis Ishikawa and Juan Perez. Morse could be a huge boost if he's anywhere close to full health.
Oct 8 - 5:27 PM

Michael Morse (oblique) said Tuesday that he'll be ready if the Giants advance to the NLCS.

Morse has played just one game since the beginning of September due to his oblique strain, but he says he's now 100 percent. "Man, it feels good to actually say that again," he said. Morse figures to take over the left field job if the Giants can finish off the Nationals.
Oct 7 - 7:18 PM

Michael Morse (oblique) could play in the instructional league beginning on Monday in hopes of being added to the NLCS roster if the Giants advance.

The club determined that Morse wasn't ready for the NLDS, but they want him to stay sharp in case he improves enough over the next week. Morse has played just one game since the beginning of September due to his oblique strain.
Oct 3 - 12:42 PM

Michael Morse (oblique) is not on the Giants' NLDS roster.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that Morse was "close" after the big right-handed hitter took batting practice. However, he evidently still isn't feeling quite well enough to serve even just as a pinch-hitter. The Giants will continue to go with Travis Ishikawa in left field and Gregor Blanco in center field.
Oct 3 - 10:51 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Joe Panik
2Marco Scutaro
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Joaquin Arias
LF1Michael Morse
2Travis Ishikawa
3Chris Dominguez
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Tim Lincecum
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Joan Gregorio
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6Hunter Strickland
7George Kontos
8Chris Heston
9Erik Cordier
10Mike Kickham
11Cody Hall
12Ray Black