Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 18 Hrs

Morse (oblique) will return to San Francisco for an MRI, which will likely rule him out for the upcoming three-game series against the Dodgers, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

Morse managed to log two at-bats Friday night, but has experienced continued soreness through the weekend. He'll undergo further testing, and unless he receives sudden good news, it appears unlikely he'll be able to contribute much for the remainder of the regular season. Getting Morse healthy for a potential playoff run is likely the Giants' main priority at this time.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 2 Days

Morse (oblique) has been ruled out for Sunday's game and is questionable for the Giants' upcoming series against the Dodgers as well, Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports.

Morse was able to play Friday night but he experienced extensive soreness throughout Saturday and his immediate future is looking gloomy as a result. As for now, he'll take Sunday off and be evaluated prior to the Dodger series.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 2 Days

Morse (oblique) will be re-evaluated Saturday, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports.

The 32-year-old came off the bench Friday, marking his first appearance since Aug. 31, and struck out in both trips to the plate. Morse's oblique reportedly tightened back up on his second strikeout, so the Giants will have him looked at by the training staff Saturday morning. His availability for the rest of the weekend is up in the air.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 5 Days

Morse (oblique) still feels pain in his oblique, and is unable to get off full swings, Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports.

Manager Bruce Brochy had expressed hope that he could be able to return Wednesday, but at this point it seems unlikely. Morse has been sidelined since the beginning of September, but if all goes well he could be close to a return.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 7 Days

Morse (oblique) took batting practice Monday but looked tentative, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Manager Bruce Bochy said Morse is on the right track, but he's still at least a day or two away from returning. Morse has not played since suffering an oblique strain back on September 1 during batting practice.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 11 Days

Giants' manager Bruce Bochy classified Morse (oblique) as "doubtful" for the upcoming series against the Dodgers, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Morse suffered a strained oblique during batting practice back on Sep. 1, and the Giants are no longer optimistic he'll be able to return for the weekend series against their division rivals. Currently, Morse is only swinging the bat at 50 percent, and he'll need to get closer to full capacity before Bochy is comfortable enough to insert him into the lineup. Gregor Blanco has been performing admirably in left field in Morse's stead, so look for the team to continue to be cautious in easing him back into action.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 13 Days

The Giants hope to have Morse (oblique) available for this weekend's series against the Dodgers, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.

Morse will not be available in any capacity for Tuesday's opener against Arizona due to a strained lower oblique, and it sounds like he's a long shot to play at all during the series. The 32-year-old is still sore after recently being treated with a cortisone shot. Perhaps he'll be healthy enough to start by the weekend, but look for Buster Posey and Travis Ishikawa to continue seeing most of the work at first in the interim.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 13 Days

Morse (oblique) remains out of the Giants' lineup Tuesday, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.

Tuesday was thought to be the earliest possible date for Morse's return after he strained his oblique earlier this month, but he'll remain on the bench for a seventh straight game. Little has been reported in terms of progress with his injury, so it's uncertain whether Morse will be available in any capacity for the final two games of the Diamondbacks series.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 20 Days

Morse has been diagnosed with a strained oblique and will likely miss the remainder of the Giants' road trip, Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports.

This means Morse will be out until at least Sept. 9, when a three-game series begins at home against the Diamondbacks. Travis Ishikawa figures to see most of the work at first base in the interim, and those in shallower leagues may want to look for other options, as the injury could conceivably keep Morse out for more than a the estimated one-week timetable.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 20 Days

Morse (hip) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

Morse injured his hip in batting practice Monday, and had to be scratched from the lineup as a result. He underwent an MRI to receive information on the cause of the ailment, but the team has yet to reveal the results. Morse will sit Tuesday, but is still considered day-to-day at this point.