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Michael Morse will ‘for sure’ return to the Nationals by June 8

May 23, 2012, 7:18 PM EDT

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The Nats are about to get an injection of power.

According to Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post, Nationals manager Davey Johnson told reporters Wednesday that rehabbing slugger Michael Morse will “for sure” be ready for activation by June 8.

That’s when Washington will kick off a three-game interleague series in Boston, where Morse will be allowed to serve as the team’s desiganted hitter.

The 30-year-old has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training with a torn right lat muscle. He recently headed down to Viera, Florida to being participating in extended spring training games.

Morse posted a sparkling .303/.360/.550 batting line, 31 home runs and 95 RBI last season.

The Nationals enter play Wednesday night with a half-game lead over the Braves in the NL East.

  1. rakattack98 - May 24, 2012 at 6:52 AM

    This is huge. With us having one of the worst batting averages with runners in scoring position, this is going to help dramatically. To be able to still be hanging around 1st place w/o Morse and Werth has been nothing short of mind blowing for me at least. Lets hope he can stay healthy.

  2. runteddyrun - May 24, 2012 at 10:39 AM

    BEAST MODE!

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