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Michael Morse | First Baseman | #38

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 3 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Michael Morse (hamstring) is expected to be out for "a while."
In other words, Morse won't be ready for the season. It's too bad, as he was beginning to look like the favorite for the fifth outfielder job. Assuming Morse wants to continue his comeback attempt, he'll likely need to play in extended spring training and perhaps in some minor league games before potentially joining the Giants. Mar 21 - 3:29 PM

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Michael Morse injured his left hamstring rounding first base during Monday's Cactus League game.

The severity of the issue isn't yet known. The 36-year-old Morse has made an interesting case for a spot on the Opening Day roster by batting .258/.343/.516 with two homers, two doubles, and six RBI over 14 games this spring.
Mar 21 - 2:23 PM

Michael Morse lit up the scoreboard with two hits Wednesday in the Giants’ Cactus League win over the Angels.

Morse only played a few innings after subbing in for Brandon Belt, but boy did he make the most of them. The veteran plated a run with a double in the sixth inning and later added an RBI single. That stretched San Francisco’s lead to 6-4 in the eighth. Coming off a two-homer game last week, Morse is now hitting .304 with six RBI this spring. Despite his early success, Morse faces an uphill battle to make the Giants’ Opening Day roster.
Mar 15 - 8:14 PM

Michael Morse went 2-for-3 with a pair of home runs in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League win over the Reds.

Morse socked both of his home runs off of Reds starter Scott Feldman. That pair represented his first tater action of the spring. The Giants signed the veteran first baseman to a minor league contract just before Christmas. We do not foresee fantasy relevance.
Mar 11 - 6:37 PM

Giants signed 1B/OF Michael Morse to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

The 34-year-old slugger was released after just eight hitless at-bats with the Pirates in 2016 and opted to sit out the remainder of the season rather than signing a minor league deal elsewhere. It's doubtful that he has enough left in the tank to be relevant in fantasy leagues, even if he miraculously cracks the major league roster.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 11:05:00 PM

Pirates released 1B/OF Michael Morse.

He was designated for assignment last week. The Pirates are still on the hook for the remainder of his 2016 salary, which amounts to almost $5 million. Morse was hitless in eight at-bats prior to getting cut. The 34-year-old shouldn't have any trouble catching on with a new squad.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 04:21:00 PM

Pirates designated 1B/OF Michael Morse for assignment.

Morse was hitless in eight at-bats with the Bucs. The veteran first baseman has been through this DFA process before and will probably latch on somewhere else within a couple of weeks. He has played for six different organizations over the last four seasons.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 01:46:00 PM

Michael Morse went 2-for-2 with a walk Thursday as the Pirates defeated the Rays 13-8.

Morse was DHing today after missing a week with a hamstring injury. Assuming the hammy feels fine over the next couple of days, he'll begin the year on the active roster and play first base against left-handed pitchers.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 05:07:00 PM

Michael Morse (hamstring) is in the Pirates' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Rays.

Morse missed a week with a mild right hamstring strain. It shouldn't affect his ability to claim a spot on the Pirates' Opening Day bench as a backup first baseman, but he'll obviously need to avoid setbacks over the final couple days of spring training.
Thu, Mar 31, 2016 09:19:00 AM

Michael Morse (hamstring) remains a few days away from returning to action.

Morse left a game last Thursday with a right hamstring injury. He did shag fly balls during batting practice on Saturday, so it appears he's made some progress. Morse will see some playing time against lefties this season, although the Pirates' signing of David Freese wasn't good for his playing time outlook.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016 11:43:00 AM

Michael Morse left Thursday's game against the Orioles with a right hamstring injury.

Morse felt a tug while running the bases. He think it's a minor injury, but the timing obviously isn't great. Consider him questionable for Opening Day.
Thu, Mar 24, 2016 03:36:00 PM

Michael Morse worked out at third base on Friday and could be used as an emergency option there should Jung Ho Kang open the season on the disabled list.

It's a long shot that he'll actually be used there in a game situation. When asked about it, Morse joked, "If there's 28 innings and no one's left." The 33-year-old slugger, who came through the ranks as a shortstop, is expected to platoon at first base with John Jaso.
Sat, Feb 27, 2016 08:28:00 AM

Michael Morse went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in Friday's win over the Cubs.

He provided a big blow in the seventh inning, breaking a 1-1 tie with a single to right field off Jon Lester that scored pinch-runner Keon Broxton. Morse was then promptly pinch-run for. He's hitting .322 in 38 games since landing with the Pirates.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Michael Morse went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored as the Pirates fell to the Giants on Friday.

It was one of the better efforts in what has been a dismal offensive season for Morse. With the two-hit attack, he's now slashing .228/.298/.322 with four homers and 12 RBI on the season.
Fri, Aug 21, 2015 10:54:00 PM

Michael Morse is batting seventh and starting at first base Monday in his Pirates debut.

Morse was acquired from the Dodgers in a July 31 deadline trade. He had been shipped from Miami to Los Angeles one day prior as part of a big 13-player, three-team swap. The 33-year-old first baseman has struggled mightily this season and probably won't suddenly take on significant fantasy value with Pittsburgh.
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 03:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
3Trevor Brown
1B1Brandon Belt
2Michael Morse
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Aaron Hill
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Jimmy Rollins
3B1Eduardo Nunez
2Conor Gillaspie
3Gordon Beckham
4Jae-gyun Hwang
LF1Jarrett Parker
2Mac Williamson
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Denard Span
2Gorkys Hernandez
3Slade Heathcott
RF1Hunter Pence
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Matt Moore
5Matt Cain
6Albert Suarez
7Ty Blach
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Will Smith
4Derek Law
5Steven Okert
6Cory Gearrin
7George Kontos
8Josh Osich
9Bryan Morris
10Neil Ramirez
11Jose Dominguez
12Michael Roth
13Matt Reynolds