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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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Michael Morse (oblique) is unlikely to return Friday as initially anticipated.
Morse just hasn't progressed as hoped in his recovery from a strained left oblique, as he's still not swinging a bat at 100 percent. It's not clear what the next step is with the veteran, but his timetable is up in the air. Sep 17 - 2:39 PM

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Michael Morse (oblique) should be ready to return by Friday.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Morse was "tentative" during batting practice Monday, so it will likely take him another couple of days to swing with full intensity. The 32-year-old has been sidelined since late August with a strained left oblique.
Sep 16 - 8:54 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Michael Morse (oblique) was "tentative" while taking batting practice Monday.

He did add that Morse started to loosen up as the session went along, but the outfielder is still at least another day or two away from returning. He's been out since late August due to a strained left oblique.
Sep 15 - 7:51 PM

Michael Morse (oblique) won't take batting practice until Monday or Tuesday.

Morse had been swinging, but only at about 50 percent. He should return to the lineup shortly if he can swing at full effort Monday or Tuesday, but there are certainly no guarantees that will happen. Morse has yet to play this month due to a strained left oblique.
Sep 14 - 11:15 AM

Michael Morse (oblique) is not expected to play this weekend.

He's still swinging the bat at only 50 percent. Morse is only 10 days removed from straining his oblique, so his continued absence isn't a surprise even though the Giants had expressed optimism that he could be back by now. He's hit .280/.338/.477 with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season.
Sep 11 - 7:39 PM

Michael Morse (oblique) will be sidelined at least until this weekend.

Morse received a cortisone shot for his strained left oblique last week but remains sore. The slugger has yet to play this month due to the ailment. He's sporting a .280/.338/.477 batting line with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 130 games this season.
Sep 9 - 7:57 PM

Michael Morse (oblique) remained out of the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

The club was hoping Morse would be ready Tuesday after missing a week of action, but obviously he's not. He remains day-to-day. Gregor Blanco is in left field again Tuesday in Morse's place.
Sep 9 - 6:35 PM

Michael Morse returned to San Francisco on Friday to get a cortisone shot for his strained left oblique.

The Giants are hopeful of having Morse back in the lineup on Tuesday, but obliques are notoriously tricky. The Giants have Travis Ishikawa at first base and Gregor Blanco in left field tonight.
Sep 5 - 5:34 PM

Michael Morse will miss the rest of the Giants' road trip after being diagnosed with a strained left oblique.

It was originally reported that Morse tweaked his hip during batting practice Monday, but apparently it's his oblique that's the issue. It's possible he could be ready to play when the Giants begin a homestand in a week. Gregor Blanco is getting another start in left field Tuesday.
Sep 2 - 6:54 PM

Michael Morse (hip) will undergo an MRI on Tuesday.

Morse tweaked his left hip while taking batting practice on Monday. He said he's already feeling better and the MRI is precautionary, but more will obviously be known following Tuesday's exam.
Sep 1 - 9:48 PM

Michael Morse is out of Monday's lineup against the Rockies after tweaking his hip during batting practice.

Joaquin Arias will make the start at first base. Consider Morse day-to-day for now.
Sep 1 - 5:30 PM

Michael Morse continued his assault on Phillies pitching, going 3-for-3 in Sunday's win.

Morse entered the weekend series at home in a bit of a slump, but Phillies pitching woke him up. He hit a three-run home run on Friday, then doubled twice and tripled on Saturday. All three of his hits on Sunday were singles. Morse is now slashing .286/.341/.487 with 16 home runs and 56 RBI.
Aug 17 - 7:03 PM

Mike Morse hit a three-run homer off Cole Hamels and walked before being removed from Friday's game.

Gregor Blanco replaced Morse after a walk in the sixth and remained in left field. The homer was Morse's first since July 29 and third since June 5. He probably has another power surge left in him this season, but he's a hard guy to recommend in mixed leagues after being so useless for months.
Aug 16 - 1:58 AM

Michael Morse is back in the Giants' lineup Tuesday.

Morse sat out Sunday's game due to an ingrown toenail. He's hitting just .240/.296/.240 so far this month.
Aug 12 - 6:54 PM

Michael Morse was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to an ingrown toenail.

He should be fine in a day or two. Gregor Blanco is taking Morse's spot in left field.
Aug 10 - 12:50 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Guillermo Quiroz
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Marco Scutaro
2Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
3Chris Dominguez
LF1Michael Morse
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Tim Hudson
3Ryan Vogelsong
4Jake Peavy
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos
8Tim Lincecum
9Chris Heston
10Erik Cordier
11Hunter Strickland
12Brett Bochy
13Mike Kickham