Giants To Select Contract Of Michael Morse

Posted: April 26, 2017 in Uncategorized
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The Giants have selected the contract of outfielder Michael Morse, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link). There’s no word on a corresponding move for Morse just yet, though the 40-man roster is currently full. One obvious solution would be to move Madison Bumgarner to the 60-day disabled list, as the team reportedly expects him to miss at least two months due the shoulder injury he sustained last week.

The 35-year-old Morse saw just eight plate appearances in the Majors in 2016 and hasn’t hit much since the 2014 campaign — a season which he spent with the Giants en route their most recent World Series victory. Morse slugged at a .276/.339/.475 clip for the Giants in ’14, which led to a two-year deal with the Marlins. However, Morse was unable to live up to that $16MM price tag, hitting a combined .224/.303/.325 in the 2015-16 seasons combined.

Morse had a nice Spring Training with the Giants, though, hitting .258/.343/.516 through 14 games before a hamstring injury sidelined him near the end of camp. He’s only appeared in six minor league games with the Giants thus far, but he’ll seemingly be added to the roster in hopes of bolstering the big league club’s left field production. To date, Giants left fielders are hitting a combined .131/.207/.205 on the season, and Opening Day starter Jarrett Parker will be out upwards of eight weeks after suffering a broken clavicle.

from MLB Trade Rumors


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