Michael Morse
Michael Morse
Michael John Morse is a Major League Baseball left-fielder for the Washington Nationals. He was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 3rd Round (82nd overall) of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft. Morse attended Nova High School in Davie, Florida, the same school that produced future National Football League players Autry Denson and Omar Smith, and Major League Soccer player Cory Gibbs.
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National League Game Capsules
Fox News - almost 2 years
Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Adeiny Hechavarria celebrated his 26th birthday by going 3-for-3 with a home run, three runs batted in and two runs scored to lead the Miami Marlins over the Atlanta Braves, 6-2, in the rubber match of three-game set at Turner Field on Wednesday. Dee Gordon added two hits and a pair of RBI and Michael Morse also homered for the Marlins, who won for just the third time in nine games this season. Dan Haren (1-0) started for Miami and got his first win, allowing two runs on three hits over seven innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked two, as the Marlins won their first series of the young campaign. Miami was swept in three games by the Braves to begin the year then dropped two of three to the Rays before embarking on their current 10-day road trip. Cameron Maybin and Kelly Johnson homered to account for the only Atlanta runs.
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Follow the Chronicle at SF Giants FanFest
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
The Chronicle is at SF Giants media day today and Giants FanFest tomorrow, where they’ll be filing stories and taking lots of photos. Some early notes, especially for those going to FanFest: Tim Hudson won’t be there, due to Atlanta’s weather conditions. Nor will Madison Bumgarner, who  is sick. Other no-shows will include Pablo Sandoval, Marco Scutaro and Angel Pagan. The good news? Hudson is expected to throw bullpen sessions with teammates as soon as spring training starts. Scutaro is said to be doing well. Pablo looks good from afar. New Giant Michael Morse says he feels “120 percent.” Buster Posey says he gained 10 pounds of “good weight” in [...]
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SF Giants lose pitcher on waivers, seek another reliever
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
For a time in 2011 and 2012, left-hander Eric Surkamp seemed destined to become the next Giants prospect to join the rotation. But then he blew out his elbow and missed all of 2012 and a chunk of 2013 after Tommy John surgery. The Giants brought him up for one start last season. His velocity and stuff were not quite back yet, and the Reds pounded him for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings in a July 23 doubleheader. On Monday, the 26-year-old left-hander was claimed on waivers by the Chicago White Sox. The Giants designated him for assignment Thursday to clear a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Michael Morse. [...]
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Update on SF Giants’ Brett Pill, plus a pitcher is removed from 40-man roster
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
As our John Shea tweeted yesterday, first baseman Brett Pill has attracted interest from teams in the Far East. Andy Baggarly of CSN Bay Area then reported that the Giants have a deal with a team in South Korea, the KIA Tigers, to let Pill play there. Now, Pill is negotiating a contract with the club. This would be a good thing for Pill, who was not going to see much playing time if he made the Giants as a reserve in 2014. The first-base pecking order starts with Brandon Belt. Then comes Buster Posey and perhaps newly signed Michael Morse. Even Joaquin Arias can play there. This way, Pill [...]
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More on Michael Morse, the Giants’ new left fielder
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
Michael Morse passed his physical and was on a conference call moments ago. In the call, Brian Sabean said neither Morse nor Ryan Vogelsong has been added to the 40-man roster yet because the paperwork still is being processed through Major League Baseball, which apparently has an excess of transactions to get through. So no corresponding moves yet. Morse said he’s 100 percent after a season full of injuries (pinkie, wrist and quadriceps). “My big goal is to stay on the field. If I stay on the field, everything else will fall into place,” said Morse, adding he’s capable of having another season as he did in 2011, his career year. Read More
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Giants make right move in signing Michael Morse
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
Playing before a frenzied home crowd, they blew a 6-0 lead to the Cardinals and were left staring into space in the dugout after a 9-7 loss. Stepping to the plate in the third inning, biggest game of his life, Morse crushed a two-run homer off the esteemed Adam Wainwright, and he delivered another hit later. The year he belted 31 homers for the Nationals (2011), he struck out 126 times. The Giants needed to be competitive in this category within the division, and if they're blessed with good health, they could do a lot worse than Morse, Buster Posey, Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval.
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Giants find left fielder: Michael Morse
San Francisco Chronicle - about 3 years
The Giants found a left fielder, signing free agent Michael Morse to a one-year contract, which will be official once he passes a physical. On the final day of the winter meetings, the Giants added a power hitter they badly needed. Manager Bruce Bochy had wanted someone full time in left field, and Morse fits the bill. “If he’s healthy, he’ll be out there,” Bochy said in a phone interview, adding Gregor Blanco will be the fourth outfielder and able to sub for Morse late in games. Morse, 31, is not a great defender and struggled with a wrist injury last season (requiring postseason surgery), hitting .201 in 64 games after May Read More
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Bird’s Eye View: Episode 53 – Through the Looking Glass
Baltimore Sports Report - over 3 years
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White Sox-Orioles: Chicago's Skid Hits 8 With 4-0 Loss To Baltimore
Huffington Post - over 3 years
BALTIMORE — The Chicago White Sox had just dropped their eighth straight game to fall deeper into the AL Central cellar, and someone asked manager Robin Ventura if his players might be putting too much pressure on themselves to win. "I don't think they're pressing," Ventura said after a 4-0 loss to Baltimore on Friday night. "It's just the way it is. I don't know what there is to press for." Chicago doesn't have much left to play for this season, and at this juncture it's clear the White Sox are no match for teams in pursuit of a playoff berth. Chicago fell to 0-8 on a road trip that began with three losses in Boston and three more at Yankee Stadium. The White Sox have scored only one run in the first two games of this series, which runs through Sunday. In this one, Scott Feldman (5-4) pitched a five-hitter for his first career shutout and second complete game. The right-hander walked one, struck out three and allowed only one runner past first base. "We just couldn't get anything g ...
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Seattle sends OF Morse to Baltimore for OF Avery
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
NEW YORK (AP) — Trying to make the postseason for the second straight year, the Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Michael Morse from the Seattle Mariners on Friday to provide a right-handed boost to a lineup focused around lefty slugger Chris Davis. Morse was in Houston with the Mariners, and Baltimore expects him to arrive in New York on Saturday or Sunday — the final two games of a weekend series against the Yankees. The 31-year-old Morse offers another right-handed power bat to protect Davis, the major league's top home run hitter with 47 long balls. A .284 career hitter, Morse slumped to a .226 average with 13 homers and 27 RBIs in 76 games in his return to Seattle after four years in Washington, where he set career highs with 31 homers and 95 RBIs in 2011.
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American League Game Capsules
Fox News - over 3 years
Brendan Ryan went 2-for-4 with three RBI as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics, 5-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series. Michael Morse and Brad Miller each had a home run for the Mariners, who saw starter Hisashi Iwakuma (12-6) give up three runs on seven hits and a pair of walks over seven frames. Coco Crisp and Brandon Moss hit solo shots for the Athletics. A.J. Griffin (10-9) allowed four runs on five hits while fanning seven and walking four over six innings.
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Moss hits winning HR in 9th, A's beat Mariners
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Moss hit a solo home run over the center-field fence with one out in the ninth inning, lifting the Oakland Athletics over the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Monday night. Jarrod Parker (9-6) pitched his first career complete game, allowing eight hits. When I can get through the early innings with fewer pitches it helps go deeper into games. Mariners starter Aaron Harang gave up a run on five hits over seven innings. The A's took a 1-0 lead in the fourth when Josh Reddick and Cespedes singled to open the inning and Donaldson had an RBI grounder. Mariners interim manager Robby Thompson said third base coach Darren Brown was telling him to slide. Seattle manager Eric Wedge is coming back from a mild stroke, and is expected to be in uniform on Friday in Seattle. ... Mariners OF Michael Morse missed his second straight game with a sore wrist. ... A's OF Coco Crisp was back in the lineup five days after getting a cortisone shot for his sore left wrist. ...
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No. 40
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 40th home run and Nate McLouth contributed his first career grand slam to a power display that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Seattle Mariners 11-8 Friday night. Ryan Flaherty also homered and had a career-high three hits for the Orioles, who never trailed but had to withstand four homers by Seattle. McLouth connected off Brandon Maurer to make it 11-6 in the sixth, and that was enough offense to fend off the Mariners, who closed the gap in the eighth with solo shots from Kendrys Morales and Michael Morse. Jim Johnson worked the ninth to earn his 38th save and secure the victory for Chris Tillman (14-3). Davis drove a pitch from Aaron Harang (5-10) over the right-field wall and onto Eutaw Street to give Baltimore a 5-3 lead in the third inning. The solo homer traveled an estimated 442 feet and gave Davis a major-league high 101 RBIs. He is the fifth Oriole to hit 40 homers in a season, joining ...
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Harang, Mariners beat Reds 4-2
Seattle Pi - over 3 years
Harang, Mariners beat Reds 4-2 Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 8:10 pm, Friday, July 5, 2013 Harang went six innings in the ballpark where he still holds the strikeout record, and Nick Franklin and Michael Saunders homered on Friday night, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 4-2 victory over Cincinnati. Franklin hit a two-run homer on Mike Leake's fourth pitch, and Harang took it from there. The 35-year-old pitcher has kept in touch with several former Reds teammates and some of his former neighbors. When Homer Bailey threw his second career no-hitter on Tuesday night in Cincinnati, Harang got to watch part of it on television in Texas and sent along congratulations. Franklin hit his two-run homer in the first. Saunders added a solo homer and a sacrifice fly off Leake, who lasted five innings. Seattle slugger Raul Ibane ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Morse
    TWENTIES
  • 2012
    Age 29
    He was activated on June 1, 2012 and made his season debut the next day.
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    Morse started the 2012 season on the disabled list with a strained back muscle.
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  • 2011
    Age 28
    Morse finished the 2011 season with a .303 average, 31 home runs, and 95 RBI; he was in the top 10 in the National League in all three categories.
    More Details Hide Details He was fourth in the league in slugging percentage (.550), behind Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp, and Prince Fielder.
    From May 22 to July 5, Morse had 13 home runs and 35 RBI, the most in the majors in that span of time, earning him consideration with four others for the National League's final roster spot in the 2011 All-Star Game.
    More Details Hide Details Morse was named to Sports Illustrateds "All-Underrated Team".
    However, on May 22, 2011, Morse moved to first base when Adam LaRoche's season was ended by injury.
    More Details Hide Details In his first four games at first base, Morse hit three home runs with eight RBI.
    He started the 2011 regular season in a left field platoon with Laynce Nix, but slumped on offense and was relegated mostly to pinch hitting by May.
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    In 2011 spring training, Morse led the Grapefruit League with nine home runs with 18 RBI.
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  • 2010
    Age 27
    In 2010 with the Nationals, Morse played 98 games and batted .289 with a .352 on-base percentage and a .519 slugging percentage, with 15 home runs and 41 RBIs.
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  • 2009
    Age 26
    Morse was promoted to the majors by the Nats on August 21, 2009, after hitting .322 with 16 homers and 86 RBI in 110 minor league games.
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    In June 2009, he was traded to the Washington Nationals for outfielder Ryan Langerhans.
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  • 2008
    Age 25
    After playing only 5 games in 2008, Morse suffered a torn labrum diving for a ball against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; he had surgery to repair it and missed the rest of the season.
    More Details Hide Details On April 1,, Morse cleared waivers and was sent outright to the Mariners' AAA club, Tacoma.
  • 2005
    Age 22
    In 2005, he was suspended for 10 days for using performance enhancing drugs.
    More Details Hide Details On July 6,, Morse had surgery to repair a torn medial meniscus of his right knee. In, Morse had the best batting average in the major leagues in spring training, batting .492.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 17
    Morse was selected by the Chicago White Sox in the third round (82nd overall) of the 2000 Major League Baseball Draft.
    More Details Hide Details Morse was acquired by the Mariners along with Miguel Olivo and Jeremy Reed for Freddy Garcia and Ben Davis on June 27,. Beginning the season with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers, he made his major league debut on May 31,. Although Morse made it to the big leagues as a shortstop, with the arrival of Yuniesky Betancourt, Morse began to develop as a utility player, having spent time at first base and left field.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1982
    Born
    Born in 1982.
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