Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 9 Hrs
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 14 Hrs
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 1 Day
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 6 Days
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 8 Days
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.
Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 11 Days
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 11 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 12 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 15 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 16 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.