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Michael Morse | First Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 3/22/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 245
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Michael Morse (finger) is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Wednesday.

Morse took batting practice Saturday for the first time since landing on the disabled list May 24 with a sprained right finger. He was batting just .211/.268/.289 before the injury and Justin Bour has done a good job as a fill in at first base, so Morse may be nothing more than a bench bat upon his return to the Marlins' active roster.
Source: Miami Herald
Jun 15 - 10:59 AM

Michael Morse (finger) has begun to swing a bat.

It's the first time that he has done so since being shut down on May 24 with a sprained right finger. It remains unclear when he'll begin a minor league rehab assignment. Even before the injury, Justin Bour had staked his claim to the starting job at first base for the Marlins.
Source: Miami Herald
Jun 11 - 7:25 PM

Marlins placed 1B Michael Morse on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 24, with a right finger sprain.

It's unclear whether this has been a nagging issue, but it could partially explain his disappointing .211/.268/.289 batting line on the year. Justin Bour has been taking away playing time at first base of late and will now get regular at-bats over the next couple of weeks.
May 26 - 1:40 PM

Michael Morse remained out of the Marlins' lineup Sunday.

That's now four straight games in which he's been benched in favor of Justin Bour. At the very least, it's looking like the struggling Morse finds himself on the short side of a platoon with Bour at the moment.
May 24 - 11:01 AM

Michael Morse is once again not in the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday.

At this point, it appears that the slumping slugger has been surpassed by Justin Bour as the team's starting first baseman. Morse is hitting a dreadful .213/.270/.291 with two homers, 10 RBI and a 38/8 K/BB ratio in 127 at-bats on the year.
May 23 - 3:51 PM

Michael Morse is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

The slumping veteran has been seeing quite a bit of time off lately. Justin Bour is at first base in Morse's place.
May 22 - 4:01 PM

Michael Morse will bat seventh Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

Justin Bour got the start at first base, but Morse is back in there against Jeremy Hellickson. However, new Marlins manager Dan Jennings clearly wants to see him get it going before he considers putting him back near the middle of the order. The 33-year-old is batting just .208 with two home runs and a .553 OPS so far this season.
May 19 - 3:13 PM

Michael Morse is not in the Marlins' lineup Monday.

Morse hasn't had a hit in a week and is batting just .210/.271/.286 for the season. Justin Bour is at first base Monday.
May 18 - 4:42 PM

Michael Morse is not in the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the struggling first baseman. Jeff Baker will get the start in his place and bat fifth against Braves southpaw Alex Wood.
May 16 - 10:02 AM

Michael Morse has returned to the Marlins starting lineup on Thursday.

The struggling slugger has been on the pine the past three games in favor of Justin Bour. He's back at first base, but dropped down to sixth in the lineup for the Fish on Thursday, one spot behind the powerful Ichiro Suzuki.
May 7 - 6:12 PM

Depth Charts

C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Michael Morse
3Jeff Baker
2B1Dee Gordon
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Martin Prado
2Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Marcell Ozuna
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
S1Jose Fernandez
2Henderson Alvarez
3Mat Latos
4Dan Haren
5David Phelps
6Tom Koehler
7Brad Hand
Relief Pitcher
R1A.J. Ramos
2Bryan Morris
3Mike Dunn
4Sam Dyson
5Carter Capps
6Steve Cishek
7Brad Hand
8Aaron Crow