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  1. Giants expect Brandon Belt back around the Fourth of July

    Jun 24, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Brandon Belt

    In Brandon Belt’s absence Michael Morse shifted from the outfield to first base and has hit .330 with five homers and a .931 OPS in 29 starts there.

  2. Giants’ back woes lead to flight upgrades

    Jun 23, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Michael Morse

    The Giants were concerned enough with the ergonomic health of their players that they invested in a larger chartered jet this season that features more first class seats.

  3. Angel Pagan missing sixth straight game with back injury

    Jun 22, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Angel Pagan is out of the Giants’ starting lineup for a sixth consecutive game Sunday against the Diamondbacks because of a lingering back injury.

  4. Washington Times calls Michael Morse dumb, says the Nats are better without him

    Jun 13, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

    Michael Morse

    Some serious high-road-avoidance being pursued by a Washington Times columnist.

  5. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 5, 2014, 7:04 AM EDT

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    The Indians, A’s and Jays are surging. The Yankees, Rays and Braves are reeling. The Padres won a game despite getting only one hit. As Earl Weaver once said: Baseball: we do this every day, lady.

  6. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 30, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT

    Josh Collmeter

    A gem from Josh Collmenter, an ugly dud from the Braves and a horrible, horrible bit of stream of consciousness from me about what would happen if the season ended today.

  7. Tim Hudson’s fountain of youth keeps flowing

    May 28, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

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    It should be obvious now which medieval helmet Michael Morse and Hunter Pence should order for Tim Hudson.

  8. Michael Morse will serve as Giants’ first baseman while Brandon Belt is on the mend

    May 10, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    Michael Morse

    With Brandon Belt nursing a broken thumb, Michael Morse will move to first base for the time being.

  9. Brandon Belt expected to miss six weeks with broken thumb

    May 10, 2014, 10:50 AM EDT

    Brandon Belt AP

    Brandon Belt suffered a broken left thumb when he was hit by a pitch last night and could miss six weeks.

  10. 2014 Preview: San Francisco Giants

    Mar 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Bruce Bochy AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The San Francisco Giants. The Big Question: Can the Giants prove that last year was an aberration? After winning their…

  11. Barry Bonds took batting practice yesterday — he can still rake

    Mar 17, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

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    Look, you can say you’d prefer Michael Morse to be your starting left fielder, Bruce Bochy. And maybe that’s how it’s gotta be. But it’s not like you don’t have options: With the Giants’ longtime left-handed batting practice specialist “Cutter John” Yandle on the mound, Bonds had an extended hitting session out of view of…

  12. Giants players love having Barry Bonds at spring training

    Mar 11, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Barry Bonds is back in a Giants uniform as a spring training instructor and Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com writes that “his every word was met with rapt attention” from players. For instance, outfielder Michael Morse got some tutoring on his swing and afterward told Baggarly: Oh my gosh, are you kidding me? The guy’s amazing.…

  13. Josh Reddick robs two homers in A’s Cactus League opener

    Feb 26, 2014, 7:47 PM EDT

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    A’s right fielder Josh Reddick robbed Giants slugger Michael Morse of two home runs Wednesday afternoon in the Cactus League opener for both clubs. Watch the highlight-reel grabs here … That wall is 10 feet high. “Dinner on me brother,” Reddick tweeted to Morse on Wednesday evening. Follow @drewsilv

  14. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

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    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  15. Giants sign Michael Morse to one-year deal

    Dec 12, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Michael Morse

    Looking to get his career back on track following a terrible season split between two teams, Michael Morse has agreed to a one-year deal with the Giants. Morse got off to a great start this year, but then hit just .201 with five homers and a .584 OPS in 64 games after May 1 while…

  16. Astros reportedly in “serious” discussions with Michael Morse

    Dec 11, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

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    FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros are in “serious discussions” with free agent Michael Morse. If he goes to Houston, he’ll be reunited with Bo Porter, who was the third base coach during his time with the Nationals. Morse, who turns 32 in March, batted .215/.270/.381 with 13 home runs and 27 RBI…

  17. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  18. Orioles sign Yankees castoff Dan Johnson

    Aug 30, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Rays' Dan Johnson hits a ninth inning home run with New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine at right during their American League MLB baseball game in St. Petersburg

    Shortly after adding a right-handed bat in Michael Morse the Orioles have added a left-handed bat in Dan Johnson, signing the veteran first baseman to a minor-league deal after he opted out of a deal with the Yankees. Johnson has spent all season playing at Triple-A for the Yankees, hitting .253 with 21 homers and…

  19. Orioles add righty power, get Michael Morse from Mariners

    Aug 30, 2013, 1:46 PM EDT

    Michael Morse

    Baltimore wasn’t able to come to an agreement with Minnesota for Josh Willingham, but the Orioles have added a right-handed power hitter in acquiring Michael Morse from Seattle for Triple-A outfielder Xavier Avery. Morse, unlike Willingham, is an impending free agent, so the Mariners were perfectly willing to let him go following a very disappointing…

  20. Orioles claim Michael Morse off revocable waivers

    Aug 29, 2013, 12:16 PM EDT

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    Last night we learned that the Orioles were awarded the claim on Twins left fielder Josh Willingham, giving them until Friday to work out a potential deal, and now they’ve claimed another right-handed bat. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Orioles were awarded the claim on Mariners left fielder Michael Morse, who’s similar to…

  21. Jesus Montero’s future in doubt with 50-game ban

    Aug 5, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

    Jesus Montero

    Two years ago, one could have looked at the group of the 14 suspensed Biogenesis players — Alex Rodriguez, Ryan Braun, Nelson Cruz, Jhonny Peralta, Everth Cabrera, Jesus Montero, Francisco Cervelli, Antonio Bastardo, Jordany Valdespin, Sergio Escalona, Fernando Martinez, Cesar Puello, Fautino De Los Santos and Jordan Norberto —  and concluded that, besides Braun, Montero…

  22. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2013, 5:50 PM EDT

    Jake Peavy

    Given how disappointing this afternoon’s trade deadline proved to be, it’s only fair that the annual winners and losers column is a little lopsided. Let’s get right to it: Winners Red Sox: I didn’t like the idea of Boston giving up top prospects for Jake Peavy because I just didn’t see him being a big…

  23. Pirates, Orioles likely to pass on Justin Morneau

    Jul 31, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT

    Justin Morneau

    It sure sounds like Justin Morneau is more likely to be dealt in August than before Wednesday’s deadline. According to John Perotto of the Beaver County Times, the Pirates have “next-to-zero” interest in Morneau as they weigh an upgrade at first base or in right field. Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun is among those…

  24. Michael Morse is “very available”

    Jul 30, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Michael Morse just returned from a badly-strained right quadriceps muscle and he’s batting just .251 with a .313 on-base percentage in 56 games played this season. But he has good power and a market could develop for him at some point between now and Wednesday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. According to Joel Sherman of…

  25. Mariners designate Jason Bay for assignment

    Jul 29, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

    Jason Bay

    In preparation for Michael Morse‘s expected return from the disabled list tomorrow the Mariners designated Jason Bay for assignment. Bay signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Mariners after being released by the Mets and showed good power with 11 homers in 206 at-bats, but he also hit just .204 with a .691 OPS…

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