Michael Morse
1B FA
6 months ago

Morse recently accepted a position with the Nationals as a part-time analyst on pregame and postgame telecasts and acknowledged that his playing days are over, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morse planned to retire after the 2016 season, but he ultimately changed his mind and inked a minor-league deal with the Giants in December of that year. He was promoted to the majors last April and hit .194/.250/.306 over 24 games before suffering a season-ending concussion May 29, 2017, when he was on the receiving end of an accidental punch from teammate Jeff Samardzija in the melee that ensued after Hunter Strickland infamously beaned Washington star Bryce Harper. Morse, 36, indicated he's no longer receiving treatment for post-concussion symptoms, but viewed the head injury as a sign that it was time to hang up his cleats. Morse retires with a .274 average and 105 career home runs over parts of 13 seasons in the majors with the Mariners, Nationals, Orioles, Giants, Marlins and Pirates.

Michael Morse
1B FA
1 year ago

Morse (concussion) is unlikely to play again this season, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

He will visit the team in Miami on Tuesday, but it sounds like his season (and possibly his career) is over. Morse has been sidelined for a couple months with a concussion, and at this point the risks of trying to return to the diamond may outweigh the potential reward. He hit .194 with one home run in 40 plate appearances this season, but his career line of .274/.331/.457 with 105 home runs in 2,813 plate appearances is much more respectable.

Michael Morse
1B FA
2 years ago

Morse (concussion) is still feeling the effects of his concussion and will need more time to recover, The San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea reports.

EDGE Analysis

Morse originally landed on the DL on May 30 after colliding with Jeff Samardzija during a contest against the Nationals. Along with the concussion, Morse is dealing with a rib injury and has been feeling "foggy" lately while trying to ramp up his cardio. He will likely need at least another week and should be reevaluated again soon.

Michael Morse
1B FA
2 years ago

Morse, who's on the 7-day concussion disabled list, is also dealing with a rib injury, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The outfielder was hurt during the Giants-Nationals brawl from May 29, and while a concussion was the reason he was deactivated, Morse also has another ding. He may take at least another week to resurface as a part-timer for this struggling offense.

Michael Morse
1B FA
2 years ago

Morse was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Tuesday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

He collided with Jeff Samardzija during the dust up in Monday's game against the Nationals, and the effects of the collision are still lingering. He has a .194/.250/.306 slash line with one home run and 14 strikeouts in 40 plate appearances this season. Kelby Tomlinson was called up as a corresponding move.

Michael Morse
1B FA
2 years ago

Morse is batting .219/.257/.601 in 32 at-bats to start the season.

EDGE Analysis

Morse had a rough start to the season, injuring his hamstring right before the end of spring training. After a couple of rehab starts in the minors, Morse was called up to the Giants on April 26. Since then, the 35-year-old has been mostly limited to pinch-hitting opportunities and the occasional start while Brandon Belt gets most of the playing time at first.

Michael Morse
1B FA
2 years ago

Morse started at first base and went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

The 35-year-old was called up to provide some pop off the bench for the power-starved Giants, but he has been thrust into a regular role with the team lacking outfield depth. Morse has seen three consecutive starts at first base, with Brandon Belt moving to the outfield. He will likely move back to the bench once either Brandon Crawford (groin) or Denard Span (shoulder) return, but the veteran could provide some cheap power in the interim for those in deep leagues.

Michael Morse
1B FA
2 years ago

Morse was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

After suffering an untimely hamstring injury near the end of spring training, it appears Morse is finally ready to rejoin the Giants. The 35-year-old made it through six minor-league rehab starts without an issue (three at High-A, three at Triple-A), going 5-for-20 with three RBI. A corresponding roster move has yet to be announced, but he'll offer the Giants a much needed bat in left field.

Michael Morse
1B FA
2 years ago

Morse (hamstring) went 1-for-3 in Wednesday's rehab start with High-A San Jose, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The report states that the 35-year-old slugger could get a call to the majors as early as next week. The Giants have had an offensive black hole in left field all season, so any healthy bat who produces in that spot in the lineup -- even with poor defense -- could stick long-term. Morse will have to prove that he is healthy and effective with a couple more rehab starts at the Triple-A level, but those in deep leagues looking for cheap power may want to take a low-risk shot on the veteran outfielder.

Michael Morse
1B FA
2 years ago

Morse (hamstring) is expected to leave extended spring training Sunday to join Single-A San Jose, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran has been rehabbing from a hamstring injury that sidelined his chances of making the Giants' roster, but it appears he's ready to return to regular action. Morse is eventually expected to join Triple-A Sacramento once they return from their current road trip. The 35-year-old slugged two homers en route to a .258/.343/.516 slash line this spring, so there may be something left in the tank for a comeback attempt.