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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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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

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MLB.com'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 MLB.com 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Justin Bour
2Michael Morse
3Jeff Baker
2B1Dee Gordon
2Donovan Solano
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Martin Prado
2Casey McGehee
3Derek Dietrich
LF1Christian Yelich
2Ichiro Suzuki
CF1Cole Gillespie
2Don Kelly
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Henderson Alvarez
3Mat Latos
4Dan Haren
5David Phelps
6Tom Koehler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1A.J. Ramos
2Carter Capps
3Mike Dunn
4Sam Dyson
5Bryan Morris
6Dee Gordon
7Andre Rienzo
8Aaron Crow