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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 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

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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

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that Michael Morse (oblique) "is close."

The club will wait as long as they can to officially set their NLDS roster, as they're waiting to see whether Morse will be ready to go. Morse has played just one game since the beginning of September and it's not clear, if included on the roster, whether he'd be available to start.
Oct 2 - 8:03 PM

Michael Morse (oblique) is not on the Giants' roster for Wednesday's Wild Card Game against the Pirates.

It's not a big surprise, as Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Morse was "doubtful" to play. The 32-year-old hasn't played since August 31 with a strained left oblique and his status is in question even if the Giants play far into October.
Oct 1 - 1:51 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Michael Morse (oblique) is "doubtful" to be on the club's National League Wild Card roster.

There had been a possibility of him being on there as a potential pinch-hitter, but even that is looking unlikely. Morse has been battling a strained left oblique all month and it's looking like he might not be much of a factor this postseason even if the Giants advance.
Sep 30 - 6:44 PM

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

Morse's recovery from a strained oblique remains stalled. It's possible he could be available as a pinch-hitter for the Wild Card game, but it's not clear if he might be ready to return to the lineup if the Giants advance to the NLDS.
Sep 25 - 7:58 PM

Michael Morse (oblique) is still unable to swing a bat.

"He’s trying, and I’m certainly hoping" that Morse can play in the season-ending four-game series against the San Diego Padres, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "But I’d put it at doubtful." Morse hasn't played since September 19 due to the ailment.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Sep 24 - 9:33 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Guillermo Quiroz
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Joe Panik
2Marco Scutaro
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Michael Morse
2Travis Ishikawa
3Chris Dominguez
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