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Michael Morse | First Baseman

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 21 - 10:54 PM

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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.
Aug 3 - 3:00 PM

Pirates acquired 1B/OF Michael Morse from the Dodgers in exchange for OF Jose Tabata.

Morse was designated for assignment after the Dodgers picked him up in the three-team deal with the Marlins and Braves. He's hit only .214/.277/.314 in 173 plate appearances this season but offers the Pirates an option at first base against left-handed pitching.
Jul 31 - 4:23 PM

Dodgers designated 1B Michael Morse for assignment.

Morse was acquired on Thursday as part of the massive 13-player, three-team trade with the Marlins and Braves, but it's clear that he was just a salary dump. The 33-year-old is unlikely to attract much interest on waivers.
Jul 30 - 7:34 PM

Dodgers acquired 1B Michael Morse from the Marlins in the 13-player, three-team Mat Latos trade.

Morse doesn't fit all that well on the Dodgers' current roster and it seems possible that they might turn around and designate him for assignment to clear room for some of the other players they acquired in this massive swap. Morse, 33, was batting just .214/.277/.314 in 173 plate appearances this season for Miami.
Jul 30 - 4:34 PM

Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that there is a third team involved in the trade sending Mat Latos and Michael Morse to the Dodgers.

Bowden says the deal will be "bigger than expected." There's a good chance it means Morse will be flipped to another team, as the Dodgers have little use for him. We should know more details later Wednesday.
Jul 29 - 3:43 PM's Joe Frisaro reports that Michael Morse "might just be dealt" to the Giants.

Morse, of course, had a nice season for the Giants last year. However, he's hit only .206/.268/.310 during an injury-shortened 2015 campaign and is owed $8 million next season. Plus, the Giants don't really have a need for him other than a bat off the bench. It's hard to see a fit unless the Marlins pay down the bulk of what remains on his contract.
Jul 24 - 12:45 PM

Michael Morse went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, helping the Marlins top the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Morse added insurance in a low-scoring affair, clubbing a solo home run to right field off of Jeremy Hellickson in the seventh inning. It was a rare sign of light at the plate for the veteran, who is hitting a paltry .211/.268/.316 with four home runs and 12 RBI on the year.
Jul 22 - 12:40 AM

Michael Morse went 0-for-4 and struck out three times as the Marlins were shut out by the Reds on Friday.

As a team, the Marlins totaled just four hits against Mike Leake and Aroldis Chapman, but Morse had one of the roughest days of the bunch. He's being relied upon to help pick up the slack in the wake of the Giancarlo Stanton injury, but is hitting a paltry .204/.266/.296 on the season.
Jul 10 - 9:57 PM

Michael Morse went 2-for-4 in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox, hitting his first home run since April 18.

Morse missed six weeks with a finger sprain, landing on the disabled list with a .557 OPS. He went hitless in his first two games, but looked comfortable on Wednesday. His eighth inning solo home run brought the Marlins within striking distance at a 6-3 deficit, but it couldn't be overcome. Morse has hit three homers on the year with 11 RBI and a .213/.272/.309 batting line.
Jul 8 - 10:25 PM

Marlins activated Michael Morse (back) from the 15-day disabled list.

Miami went struggling right-hander Jarred Cosart to Triple-A New Orleans in the corresponding roster move. Morse hit .270 with one homer and four RBI during his 11-game rehab assignment. He'll share time at first base with hot-hitting Justin Bour.
Jul 4 - 10:36 PM

Marlins manager Dan Jennings said Michael Morse (back) will be activated in the next few days.

Morse was pulled off his rehab assignment on Monday after tweaking a muscle in his back, but tests taken Tuesday showed nothing major. Morse was originally placed on the disabled list May 23 with a finger sprain.
Jun 30 - 4:36 PM

Michael Morse has returned to Miami after tweaking a back muscle during his minor league rehab assignment.

Morse was considered likely to be activated Tuesday, but that's obviously not going to happen now. No word yet on how much time he'll miss. The 33-year-old has already been sidelined since May 23 with a finger sprain.
Jun 30 - 2:39 PM

Joe Frisaro of believes that Michael Morse will rejoin the Marlins within the next couple of days.

With the injury to Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins need a powerful bat in the middle of their lineup, and hope that Morse is healthy enough to provide that. He has looked good on his minor league rehab assignment and should be activated before the end of the weekend.
Jun 27 - 12:02 PM

Michael Morse (finger) could be activated at some point during the Marlins' homestand, which runs through June 30.

Morse has batted .286/.375/.476 with one homer over six rehab games as he works his way back from a a sprained right finger. He was hitting just .211/.268/.289 before the injury, but with Justin Bour falling back to earth Morse should start getting the lion's share of playing time at first base again.
Jun 24 - 10:03 AM

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C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
1B1Pedro Alvarez
2Michael Morse
3Corey Hart
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Jung Ho Kang
3B1Josh Harrison
2Aramis Ramirez
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Travis Ishikawa
CF1Andrew McCutchen
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Andrew Lambo
Starting Pitcher
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3A.J. Burnett
4Charlie Morton
5J.A. Happ
6Jeff Locke
Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Joakim Soria
3Tony Watson
4Antonio Bastardo
5Jared Hughes
6Arquimedes Caminero
7Rob Scahill
8Joe Blanton
9Deolis Guerra
10Brandon Cumpton