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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%: 84/67 | Average Draft Position: 251.76
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Michael Morse needs to be owned


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/15/2014) In case you haven't caught on yet, Michael Morse is too valuable to leave on the waiver wire.

It has less to do with his .350 batting average so far (because most any player has the capacity to do that over a two-week span) than what he did three years ago for the Nationals. In what was his last healthy season, he hit .303 with 31 homers and a .910 OPS.

And he's given no reason to believe he's any less than that in two years since. In fact, he hit .291 with 18 homers in what amounts to two-thirds of a season the following year. And last year for the Mariners, he hit six homers in his first 38 at-bats before hand, quadriceps and wrist injuries derailed his season.

Morse's hot start only reaffirms how good he can be when playing at full capacity. Even if you can't make use of him yourself, you can't let a player with his potential fall into the wrong hands.

For additional context, check out our rest-of-season rankings, where Morse is now one of my top 50 outfielders.


Michael Morse drives in two Tuesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse continued his solid run to open the season, picking up two more hits in a 7-3 win over the Diamondbacks Tuesday. Morse went 2 for 3 before being lifted for a pinch-runner Tuesday, with a double and a two-run single in the third inning.

Morse is hitting .391 through his first eight games with the Giants. He has driven in seven runs and scored 5 more, with a 1.049 OPS. 


Michael Morse homers in win vs. Dodgers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Giants left fielder Michael Morse went 1 for 2 with a home run, two runs scored and one walk in his team's 7-2 win over the Dodgers Saturday.

Morse was removed after four innings in favor of a defensive replacement, but he managed to do some damage before exiting. He owns a .313 batting average as well as a four-game hitting streak, driving in at least one run in each game during the streak.


Michael Morse goes hitless in return to lineup Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse went 0 for 2 in Friday's 3-0 win over the A's.

It was Morse's first Cactus League game since March 12 due to a calf strain. He's 4 for 19 with three walks this spring.


Michael Morse gets through minor-league game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse was able to play six innings in a minor-league game Thursday, and he appears close to returning to Cactus League action from a calf injury.

"Great. Awesome. I didn't feel a thing," he told the San Francisco Chronicle after appearing in the game.  

Morse homered and was able to play in the field in the game, and told the Chronicle he expects to be in the lineup against the Athletics Friday.


Michael Morse bothered by calf strain


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse was diagnosed with a mild calf strain on Thursday and is expected to miss a "couple of days," according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

Morse felt tightness in his calf Friday. He is hitting .235/.350/.353 with two RBI over 17 at-bats.

Michael Morse collects hit, run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse returned to action Monday and went 1 for 3 with a run in his team's 3-2 loss to the Cubs.

Morse sat out Sunday's Cactus League action with a calf injury but was good to go after a day of rest. He's 3 for 15 with three walks this spring.


Michael Morse downplays calf injury


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse doesn't believe his calf injury is serious, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Morse will not play Sunday due to the injury. When asked about his calf, Morse said the injury was "nothing." He should return to action in a few days. Morse hit .215/.270/.381 in 312 at-bats last year.


Hunter Pence, Michael Morse out Sunday with injuries


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/8/2014) Giants outfielders Hunter Pence and Michael Morse will both sit out Sunday's Cactus League game against the Dodgers, according to The San Francisco Chronicle.

Pence is nursing a left elbow injury while Morse has been experiencing pin in his calf. No word on when the two sustained their injuries.

Michael Morse goes hitless in three at-bats Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse went 0 for 3 in Friday's 4-3 win over the Brewers, making him 0 for 5 over the team's first two spring games.

Morse underwent surgery on his wrist in October but declared himself at 100 percent at the beginning of camp. He's looking to rebound in 2014 after cratering with a .215/.270/.381 line in 312 at-bats last season.


Michael Morse feeling good at start of spring training


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse, who underwent wrist surgery in October, said he is 100 percent. He said the surgery solved the problem that plagued him last season.

Morse said he underwent a simple procedure, and he was swinging a fungo bat a week later and was hitting in the batting cage within a month.


Michael Morse not intimidated by new park


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse is not intimidated by AT&T park, according to the Mercury News.

"To me, it's a ballpark -- just like every other ballpark," Morse said. "It plays the way it plays, and I don't think about stuff like that." Morse added that he tries to look on the bright side. He said a big park gives players the opportunity to hit the ball in the gaps and "run for days." 

AT&T park is one of the hardest places to hit a home run, according to StatCorner.com. It has a park factor of 64 for lefties and 74 for righties. A park that plays neutral would have a park factor of 100, so home runs are tough to come by near the bay.

Morse slumped through an injury-riddled season last year. He hit just .215/.270/.381 in 312 at-bats.


Michael Morse says he's '120 percent'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2014) Giants outfielder Michael Morse said he feels "120 percent" heading into the season, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Morse was limited by injuries last season, and eventually had wrist surgery at the end of the year. He hit .215/.270/.381 in 312 at-bats.


Giants sign Michael Morse to a one-year deal


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) The Giants have signed outfielder Michael Morse to a one-year deal worth $6 million, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Morse struggled last season, hitting just .215/.270/.381 in 312 at-bats between the Mariners and Orioles. Morse battled through wrist and thigh injuries for much of the season before undergoing surgery on his wrist in August. The 31-year-old is expected to be the team's left fielder next season.


Astros looking into signing several free agents


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/11/2013) According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, Astros manager Bo Porter is lobbying for his team to sign free agent first baseman/outfielder Michael Morse. The former Oriole, Mariner and National is open to signing a one-year deal.

Also, MLB.com reports that the Astros are pursuing relievers Jose Veras and Jesse Crain and swingman Chad Gaudin. An agreement with Veras, who saved 19 games for Houston in 2013 before getting traded to the Tigers, could be reached sometime on Wednesday.


Astros looking at Michael Morse


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) The Astros are looking into signing outfielder Michael Morse, according to MLB.com.

Morse has a history with manager Bo Porter. Porter was the third base coach in Washington when Morse played with the Nationals. The 31-year-old had his best seasons in Washington, and is looking to bounce back after a .215/.270/.381 slash line. 


Four teams getting serious in Mike Morse


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) With Mike Napoli off the market, the Rangers, Rockies, Giants and Marlins are getting more serious in their pursuit of free-agent first baseman Michael Morse, the New York Post reports.

Morse, who underwent arthroscopic wrist surgery after the season, hit .215/.270/.381 with 13 home runs and 27 RBI in 312 at-bats last season while dealing with the injury. He hit .296/.345/.516 with 64 home runs and 198 RBI from 2010 to 2012.


Orioles file for free agency


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, outfielder Michael Morse, starting pitcher Jason Hammel, catcher Chris Snyder, starting pitcher Scott Feldman, relief pitcher Francisco Rodriguez and outfielder Nate McLouth have filed for free agency.

Roberts and McLouth were both regulars down the stretch in 2013 and are possibilities to return in 2014.


Michael Morse will have arthroscopic surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/15/2013) Orioles outfielder Michael Morse is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Wednesday in Minnesota to shave down a bone outgrowth in his left wrist, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Morse missed the final seven games of the season because of the injury. He batted .215 with 13 homers and 27 RBI in 312 at-bats this season. He owned a .103 .133 .103 slash line in only 30 at-bats after the Orioles acquired him in late August.

Michael Morse to see doctors about wrist


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/29/2013) According to the Baltimore Sun, Orioles outfielder Michael Morse is scheduled to see Dr. Brian Schofield on Wednesday about the pain in his left wrist. He is also expected to go to the Mayo Clinic next Monday to get a second opinion as to a course of action.

Morse hasn't played since Sept. 22 and will miss the final game of the regular season due to his injury.


Michael Morse has wrist injury


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2013) Orioles designated hitter Michael Morse is dealing with a ligament issue in his wrist, MLB.com reports Saturday. He alerted the team a few days ago and has been dealing with the issue for a while now. 

Morse, who is expected to inquire about possible surgery, is batting .215 on the season with 13 homers and 27 RBI. That said, he's done nothing since coming over from Seattle. 

Morse has played in 12 games for the Orioles and hasn't appeared in a game since Sept. 22. He's gone just 3 for 29 (.103) with three singles, one walk and seven strikeouts. He does not have an RBI since joining the team. 


Michael Morse making O's debut in left field


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Orioles gave newly acquired Michael Morse his first start since coming over from the Mariners Sunday against the Yankees, MASNSports.com reports. Morse is making his Orioles debut in left field against Andy Pettitte. 

Morse, who is batting fifth behind Chris Davis, hit .226 over 283 at-bats for the Mariners. The 31-year-old had 13 homers and 27 RBI. He belted 31 home runs and drove in 95 runs for the Nationals in 2011. 


Steve Pearce DL'd to make room for Michael Morse


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2013) The Orioles have officially added outfielder Michael Morse to the roster Saturday, MLB.com reports. Steve Pearce has been placed on the disabled list with a left wrist injury. Pearce, who had his left wrist wrapped, might be able to be activated after rosters expand when he gets healthy.

Morse did not appear in the starting lineup for Saturday's game in New York. Instead, Wilson Betemit was listed as the designated hitter for the Orioles against right-handed Ivan Nova. The newest Orioles outfielder is available off the bench for manager Buck Showalter.

Michael Morse going to Orioles


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2013) The Orioles have acquired Mariners outfielder Michael Morse Friday.

Baltimore claimed at least two outfielders, but ended up making a deal for Morse. In 283 at-bats, Morse is hitting .226.


Michael Morse sitting while on waivers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2013) Mariners outfielder Michael Morse has not played the last two games due to being placed on waivers. 

Morse was claimed by the Orioles Thursday, and could be on his way to Baltimore shortly. Seattle won't risk an injury to the outfielder while he's a potential trade candidate. Morse is hitting .226/.283/.410 in 283 at-bats.