Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 14 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 14 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 21 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 21 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.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 22 Days

Morse will undergo an MRI on his left hip Tuesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Morse suffered a hip injury during batting practice Monday, which subsequently caused him to be scratched from the lineup. As a result, the Giants will send him for an MRI to obtain more information on the ailment. Consider him day-to-day for now, with Joaquin Arias and Travis Ishikawa representing potential candidates to take his place at first if he has to miss additional time.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 22 Days

Morse was scratched from Monday's game against the Rockies after suffering a hip injury during batting practice, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

Something seemed amiss when Morse was immediately removed from the lineup when the Rockies and Giants resumed a suspended game from May 22 earlier in the day, and we now know the reason behind it. He'll be considered day-to-day, and will be replaced at first base by Joaquin Arias.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 23 Days

Morse went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a two-run double in Saturday's win over the Brewers.

Morse delivered a clutch hit in the fourth to put the streaking Giants ahead of the Brewers. While the power hasn't been there this month (one home run in 75 at-bats), he has been showing increased patience (20:8 K:BB) and has driven in the same amount of RBI in August (11) that he did in both June and July combined. Morse can be a frustrating player to own given his streakiness, but the overall product (.281, 16 home runs, 60 RBI) has been solid this season.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 26 Days

Morse is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Morse is still batting .280 with a respectable .337 on-base percentage for the season, but his power numbers are tailed off precipitously since early June. He's produced just one homer in August, and will simply get the day off Thursday after starting each of the last 14 games.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 1 Month

Morse went 0-for-2 with a RBI in Thursday's regularly scheduled game against the Cubs.

Morse was replaced in the field in the bottom of the seventh inning, which is a common occurrence. While it's not ideal that Morse often loses at-bats late in games, he's been swinging a hot bat as of late, hitting .429/.512/.657 in the last 14 days. The veteran slugger has hit just two homers since July 5, but he's more than capable of going on a power binge at any point.

Michael Morse 1B/LF.. SF 1 Month

Morse went 3-for-3 with two runs scored in the Giants' 5-2 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

It seems Morse has found a groove at the plate, as he's 6-for-6 in his last two games. He currently owns a five-game hit streak that has boosted his average to .286 on the season. He has 14 hits in his past nine games.