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38 Michael Morse LF
Height/Weight: 6-5/245 | Birthdate: 3/22/1982 | Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: San Francisco | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $6,750,000 | Owned/Started%: 65/29 | Average Draft Position: 246.32
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Michael Morse strikes out twice in return to action Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse returned to action Friday, going 0 for 2 with a pair of strikeouts in his team's 5-0 loss to the Padres.

Morse didn't start Friday's game but appeared as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning. He played two innings in the field before coming out on a double switch. Morse has hit .279/.336/.475 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 438 at-bats.


Michael Morse still a no-go Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse was held out of the starting lineup Friday night in San Diego. Morse has been sidelined since Aug.31 because of a strained oblique, and remains without a timetable for return. Morse hit .280/.338/.477 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 436 at-bats.

Michael Morse not ready for return Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Giants left fielder Michael Morse is still absent from the lineup Wednesday against the host Diamondbacks.

Morse has been out since Aug. 31 with a strained oblique, but is expected back soon. He will return with a stat line of .280/.338/.477.


Michael Morse still a couple of days away from returning


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse, who is nursing a strained oblique, is still a day or two away from returning to action, according to the  Bay Area News Group. Morse took batting practice on Monday, but seemed a bit "tentative," per the paper. He has been sidelined since Aug. 31 because of the issue.

Michael Morse not quite ready for batting practice


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/14/2014) Michael Morse, who has not played since Aug. 31 due to a strained oblique, was out of the Giants' starting lineup against the Dodgers on Sunday as expected, and it may be awhile longer before he see game action. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Morse may not take batting practice until Tuesday.

Michael Morse expected to miss weekend series vs. Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse, who is nursing a strained oblique, is still swinging at about 50 percent, according to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. He's expected to miss a weekend series against the Dodgers.

Michael Morse out until at least Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse is unavailable Tuesday and expected to miss three-to-five more days, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Morse may be able to return during the team's series with the Dodgers that begins Friday, but he remains sore after receiving a cortisone shot in his injured oblique last week.


Michael Morse out of lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse remains out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Morse received a cortisone shot in his strained oblique late last week, and manager Bruce Bochy said at the time that he may be able to return for the Arizona series, but he didn't make it back for the team's first game against the Diamondbacks. Morse has hit .280/.338/.477 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 436 at-bats.


Michael Morse receives cortisone shot, likely out for weekend


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse likely will not play in this weekend's series against the Tigers, MLB.com reports Friday, after he received a cortisone injection in his strained right oblique.

"He could be ready next series," manager Bruce Bochy said.

Morse has not played since Sunday as a result of the injury, and seems likely to be out until at least Tuesday, when the team returns home to face the Diamondbacks. 


Michael Morse a no-go against Colorado


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) An obligue ailment continues to keep Giants slugger Michael Morse out of the lineup. He is sidelined again Wednesday against the Rockies.

Morse has been down since Sunday.


Michael Morse to miss time with oblique injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse will miss a couple games due to a strained oblique, according to CSN.

Morse will miss the rest of the team's road trip. There's a chance he could return next week, when the team returns home. Morse is hitting .280/.338/.477 over 436 at-bats. 


Michael Morse sidelined again Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies, as he continues to deal with a hip injury. He is awaiting the results of an MRI, and his status moving forward is not known at this point. 

Michael Morse scheduled for MRI Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured hip Tuesday, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

Morse was a late scratch Monday after suffering the injury during batting practice. He has hit .280/.338/.477 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 436 at-bats.


Michael Morse tweaks hip during batting practice


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Giants outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse was a late scratch Monday against the Rockies because of hip injury he suffered during batting practice. Morse is hitting .280 with 16 homers and 61 RBI over 436 at-bats. The team has not revealed the extent of his injury.

Hitters to start in Week 22


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/22/2014) Looking for a sleeper hitter for Fantasy Week 22 (Aug. 25-31)? You may just find him in the latest Start and Sit Hitters. Stephen Vogt, Justin Morneau, Jedd Gyorko, Martin Prado, J.J Hardy and Michael Morse are all labeled "starts" for the upcoming scoring period, with several other sleeper suggestions sprinkled throughout.

Be sure to give it a look before setting your lineup.


Michael Morse has 'gotten his timing back'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) After being in an offensive lull for several weeks, Giants outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse finally seems to be turning the corner offensively. He is batting .500 (14 for 28) with one triple, one home run, two doubles, five runs and seven RBI in his last nine games.

"I think he's just gotten his timing back," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said, per the San Jose Mercury News. "His confidence, his swagger, all those things."

In fact, Morse heads into Tuesday's game against the Cubs having reached base in nine straight plate appearances, becoming the first San Francisco player to do that since Bengie Molina in 2010.

"Like everybody, you get in a funk and you might start pressing or thinking too much," Bochy said. "He looks free and easy up there and swinging the bat the way he can. Hopefully this continues cause he has really done a great job of lifting this club and getting some big hits for us."


Michael Morse hits first August homer


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse homered for the first time this month Friday, in a 5-3 loss to the Phillies.

Morse provided all of the Giants' offense in the game, with his three-run homer in the fourth inning. He finished the game 1 for 2 with a walk before being replaced for a pinch-runner late.

Morse has 16 home runs on the season, but just three have come since the start of July. He is hitting .276/.330/.469 overall in 392 at-bats. 


Michael Morse plummets in the rankings


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/12/2014) On June 5, the day he hit his 13th home run, Michael Morse was batting .286 with a .916 OPS, convincing Fantasy owners he was back to being the MVP-caliber player he was in parts of three seasons with the Nationals and not whatever we saw last year.

But on Tuesday, I decided enough was enough, dropping him to 28th among first basemen and 63rd among outfielders in my rest-of-season rankings.

Hey, in 54 games since, he's hit only two home runs, batting .261 with a .658 OPS to make him the 47th-best first baseman in Head-to-Head leagues and the 56th-best in Rotisserie. I don't even want to see where he ranks among outfielders during that stretch.

The problem for Morse is that, because of his poor plate discipline, when he's not hitting for average or power, he's positively useless. Right now, he's hitting for neither. And while he was really good for the Nationals in 2011, he showed last year that when he's not 100 percent, he's a liability at the plate.

Morse has never been a model of health in his career and, at age 32, it'll only get worse. He may have returned from a toe injury Tuesday, but that doesn't mean you should trust him in mixed leagues.


Michael Morse returns to action Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse has returned to the starting lineup Tuesday.

Morse was scratched Sunday due to a toe injury. He'll play left field and hit fifth in his return to the lineup. Morse is hitting .273/.326/.464 over 384 at-bats. 


Michael Morse scratched due to toe injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse was scratched from the lineup Sunday at Kansas City due to an infected ingrown toenail. He is available to pinch-hit, but he is bothered by the injury when running.

Hitters to sit in Week 20


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/10/2014) Thinking about starting Dioner Navarro, Michael Morse, Dustin Ackley, Pedro Alvarez, Erick Aybar or Curtis Granderson in Fantasy Week 20 (Aug. 11-17)? You might want to look into other options.

Find out why in the latest Start and Sit Hitters.


Michael Morse gets a chance to rest Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse was held out of the starting lineup Monday at N.Y. Mets for the first time since July 3. 

Morse's offensive struggles have lasted several weeks. After homering 13 times and posting a .577 slugging percentage in his first 59 games, Morse has just two homers and a .351 slugging percentage in his last 48 games.

Morse is also batting .257 with just eight RBI and 49 strikeouts in his last 48 games.


Michael Morse mashes 15th homer in loss to Pittsburgh


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Left fielder Michael Morse prevented the Giants from being shut out Tuesday night against Pittsburgh. His solo home run in the second inning gave his team its only run.

Morse, who now has 15 home runs on the year, has hit safely in five of his last six games, but has not achieved a multi-hit game since July 21.


Hitters to sit in Week 17


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/20/2014) If you're planning to start Derek Norris, Michael Morse, Aaron Hill, Nolan Arenado, Brad Miller or Desmond Jennings in Fantasy Week 17 (July 21-27), you might want to read the latest Start and Sit Hitters.

All are considered "sits" for the upcoming scoring period.


Michael Morse enjoying best numbers since 2011


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse is delivering his best offensive production since 2011 this season, hitting .272/.324/.486 with 14 home runs and 46 RBI in 313 at-bats.

Morse has almost exactly the same amount of bats as he had with two teams last year, but while he hit just .215/.270/.381 with 13 home runs in 312 at-bats, he's seen much better overall production this year thanks in large part to a spike in BABIP (.254 in 2013, .324 this year). With a good second half, Morse could approach his .303 batting average and 31 home runs from his career-best 2011 season.