Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 1 Month

Morse (oblique) will be available off the bench for Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Morse deemed himself 100 percent healthy earlier in the week, but it sounds like manager Bruce Bochy will stick with the same lineup that earned his team a 3-1 series victory in the NLDS, at least for the opener. Perhaps Morse will start a couple games in the series, though his limitations in left field may lead Bochy to continue starting Travis Ishikawa.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 2 Months

Morse (oblique) will likely be activated and added to the Giants roster for the NLCS, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Morse earlier reported feeling 100% healthy, and has been playing in the Arizona instructional league to stay in game shape. He has not played in a major league game since August though, so it's unclear if he'd be immediately reinserted to his regular role.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 2 Months

Morse (oblique) said Tuesday that he feels 100 percent healthy, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Morse has played in just one game since Aug. 31, but he intimated he's back at full health and will be ready should the Giants advance past the Nationals. The 32-year-old hit .279/.336/.475 with 16 homers and 61 RBI in 131 games during the regular season, and despite his limitations in left field, he would presumably get most of the work there in the NLCS.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 2 Months

Morse (oblique) will play in the Arizona instructional league in an attempt to be ready for the NLCS should the Giants advance, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

The Giants were hopeful that Morse would be able to return to the team for the NLDS, but he was ultimately left off the roster in favor of Gary Brown. If the Giants advance, manager Bruce Bochy expressed optimism that Morse would return.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 2 Months

Morse (oblique) was left off the Giants' NLDS roster, Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com reports.

Manager Bruce Bochy expressed optimism that Morse would be over his oblique injury by the start of the postseason, but that never materialized. With Morse unavailable, the Giants will likely have to make due with some combination of Travis Ishikawa and Juan Perez in left field, both of whom represent a big downgrade offensively. Gary Brown will assume his spot on the NLDS roster.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 2 Months

Morse (oblique) will be activated "at some point," according to manager Bruce Bochy, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

Morse missed the end of the season with an oblique injury, but Bochy said he wasn't ready to return for Wednesday's Wild Card game. If the Giants advance, it seems possible that he'd be activated for the NLDS, but it's not clear yet when he'd be able to return.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 2 Months

Morse (oblique) was not included on the Giants' Wild Card roster.

As expected, Morse's name was not among the team's 15 position players, as he's still not healthy enough to even pinch hit. Morse played in just one of the team's final 25 games of the regular season -- he aggravated the oblique injury in his very first game back Sept. 19 -- and it's uncertain whether he'd be available in any capacity should the team advance to the NLDS.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 2 Months

Morse (oblique) is still considered "doubtful" to be on the Giants' Wild Card roster, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Manager Bruce Bochy said as much last week, but he reiterated Tuesday that Morse is unlikely to be available, even as a pinch hitter, for Wednesday's win-or-go-home matchup against the Pirates. Travis Ishikawa will start in left field for the Giants.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 2 Months

Manager Bruce Bochy called Morse (oblique) "doubtful" for their Wild Card roster, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Morse could still potentially be used as a pinch-hitter if the Giants advance to the NLDS, but it seems unlikely he'd be used an a high-pressure situation in the Wild Card game. Morse has collected just two at-bats in the month of September, so even if he is used, there's a good chance he'll be rusty. The Giants may attempt to get him some regular-season work during their final few games, but there's no guarantee their either.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 2 Months

There's still a chance Morse (oblique) could return for the end of the series against the Padres this weekend, but there's no guarantee that he will play again during the regular season, Alex Pavlovic of the Mercury News reports.

He can effectively be ruled out for the rest of the series against the Dodgers, and those looking for more than a game or two of production in single-season leagues would be wise to move on from Morse.