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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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In his first at-bat of the 2017 season, Michael Morse homered as a pinch-hitter Wednesday against the Dodgers.
The homer came off Pedro Baez. Morse didn't figure to join the Giants so quickly after injuring his hamstring this spring, but the Giants didn't expect to have so many openings before the end of April. He'll likely be used primarily as a pinch-hitter. Apr 27 - 2:13 AM

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Giants purchased the contract of 1B/OF Michael Morse from Triple-A Sacramento.

The Giants made a flurry of roster moves on Wednesday, promoting Morse and Kelby Tomlinson while sending Brandon Crawford to the bereavement list and placing Denard Span (shoulder) on the disabled list. The 35-year-old carries a .250 average across 20 minor league at-bats this year.
Apr 26 - 6:26 PM

Michael Morse (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a minor league with Class-A San Jose on Sunday.

The veteran slugger has been playing in extended spring training games and will likely need several minor league games to fully get his timing back. After that, he could challenge for a bench spot on the big league roster.
Apr 15 - 10:09 AM

Michael Morse (hamstring) is close to playing in extended spring training games.

Morse was set to make the make the Giants' Opening Day roster before injuring his left hamstring toward the end of spring training. He's not giving up on his comeback attempt now and should get a chance to serve as a bench bat once he's ready.
Apr 10 - 2:22 PM

Michael Morse (hamstring) is not yet ready for extended spring training, manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday.

The veteran is on the 7-day disabled list in Triple-A and it's uncertain exactly when he'll be able to return and contribute with the big club. As it stands, he will be fighting for crumbs as the fifth outfielder if/when he does arrive in San Francisco, so his fantasy appeal is limited to the deepest of NL-only formats when healthy.
Apr 4 - 9:43 PM

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

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

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