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Tigers sign outfielder Xavier Avery

The Tigers add Xavier Avery to the list of possible replacements for Ezequiel Carrera and Torii Hunter. The Tigers have signed Xavier Avery to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, according to SB Nation's Chris Cotillo. Xavier Avery is a veteran of seven minor league seasons, though he turns only 25 on New Year's Day. He was selected by Baltimore in the second round of the 2008 amateur draft and was promoted to the major league club in 2012. Baltimore traded him to Seattle for Mike Morse in 2013, the same Mike Morse who is a newly-minted World Series champion with...
Newark Star-Ledger Nov 5, 2014

MLB hot stove: Mets may consider Michael Morse

Morse hit .279 with 16 home runs and an .811 OPS in 131 games for San Francisco last season. But he has injury issues. Before this season the last time he played that many games was 2011.
Washington Post Oct 30, 2014

Michael Morse savors sweet season in San Francisco

In the middle of 2009, Michael Morse played for Class AAA Tacoma, an afterthought in his own organization. He had been a shortstop, and a third baseman, and he was huge, so the Seattle Mariners decided he had no position and stuck him in the minors. The Mariners thought one more defensive outfielder may help them make the playoffs. They asked the Nationals about Ryan Langerhans. Read full article >>

Juan Perez in left, why Michael Morse is not starting, plus Game 4 lineups

Michael Morse doubles as a pinch-hitter in Game 3. That will be his role in Game 4. The lineup for Game 4 has Juan Perez in left field against left-hander Jason Vargas. Brandon Belt is at first base and Michael Morse is on the bench. “Morse hasn’t been out there in a couple of months and the wind will be howling out there,” Bochy said about the decision to start Perez in left over Morse. Bochy also did not weaken his infield defense by removing Belt. The Giants need to generate more offense early to avoid the Royals bullpen. They have scored four runs total in Game 2 and 3.

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