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Giants’ Morse still hopes to play, will rehab rather than retire

Giants’ Morse still hopes to play, will rehab rather than retire SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Michael Morse fans, rejoice. When general manager Bobby Evans persuaded Morse to sign a minor-league deal and come to spring training to see if he had anything left, Morse declared he would make the team or go home. Morse still wants to wear the Giants uniform again. Henry Schulman is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.
CSN Bay Area Mar 25, 2017

Michael Morse will stick with Giants, work way up from Triple-A

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Michael Morse isn't ready to give up on his comeback.Morse, sidelined by a hamstring injury, said he will continue to rehab with the organization, with the plan of eventually going to Triple-A and working his way up to the big leagues. Morse hasn't played since getting hurt March 20 in Glendale. He was initially given a two-to-three week diagnosis, but because he wants to let the strain heal completely, he anticipates missing closer to a full month.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 25, 2017
Michael Morse will postpone retirement, attempt to work his way back with Giants

Michael Morse will postpone retirement, attempt to work his way back with Giants

Michael Morse had planned to go home if he didn't make the roster this spring, but the popular power hitter says he will go to Triple-A Sacramento in the hopes of getting back into the Giants' plans
McCovey Chronicles Mar 22, 2017
Michael Morse is hurt, and the Giants’ bench is wide open

Michael Morse is hurt, and the Giants’ bench is wide open

It looked like an old friend was going to be the power bat off the bench, but hamstrings got in the way. Michael Morse was going to make the Opening Day roster. It seems obvious from the responses to his hamstring injury, with the Giants expressing obvious disappointment and hoping he’ll stick around and rehab with the team. He was going to be the fifth outfielder, with Mac Williamson plying his trade in Sacramento, most likely. Now what? A look at some of the permutations: The infielder-is-now-an-outfielder gambit C - Nick HundleyOF - Gorkys Hernandez/Justin RuggianoINF -...

Pirates A.M. — Osuna or later, he’ll be in majors

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — Every year, it seems, there’s a guy who’s on the fringes of the battle for an opening day roster spot who becomes a cause celebre by putting up big numbers in spring training. Caution: Michael Morse hit .389 last spring. Tony Sanchez knocked four homers in 2015. Matt Hague …
MLB Trade Rumors Mar 21, 2017

NL West Notes: Morse, Dahl, Rockies, Padres

Mike Morse suffered a hamstring strain that will keep him out of action for at least two weeks, Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters (including CSNBayArea.com’s Alex Pavlovic).  That timeline essentially eliminates Morse’s chances of making the Giants’ Opening Day roster, bringing a sour end to what had been an impressive spring for the veteran. …
San Jose Mercury News Mar 21, 2017
Giants hope to persuade injured Michael Morse to continue his career

Giants hope to persuade injured Michael Morse to continue his career

Michael Morse had planned to retire if he didn't make the Giants' opening day roster, and after he injured his hamstring, his teammates are hoping to convince him to keep fighting.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 21, 2017
Photos: San Francisco Giants defeat San Diego 5-3 in Cactus League action

Photos: San Francisco Giants defeat San Diego 5-3 in Cactus League action

The San Francisco Giants defeated the San Diego Padres 5-3 in Cactus League spring training action. But the win came on the heels of the news that an injury may have derailed the comeback of resurgent veteran Michael Morse, who injured his left hamstring rounding first base in Monday’s game against the White Sox. The […]
CSN Bay Area Mar 21, 2017

Morse out at least two weeks; Giants hopeful he keeps playing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Michael Morse came to camp last month with two options in mind: Make the opening day rosteror go home and settle into retirement. With a week left in the desert, Morse is all of a sudden left with a thirdchoice.Morse injured his left hamstring during Mondays game in Glendale and hes expected to miss at least two weeks. At some point after he celebrates his 35th birthday Wednesday, Morse will have to decide if he wants to rehab and potentially head down to Triple-A to get ready to try and join the Giants.
San Jose Mercury News Mar 21, 2017
Hamstring injury dashes Michael Morse’s resurgent spring

Hamstring injury dashes Michael Morse’s resurgent spring

Michael Morse went from having a courtesy locker to becoming a serious contender for a roster spot with the Giants to begin the season -- but an injured hamstring changes everything
CSN Bay Area Mar 21, 2017

Morse hurts hamstring, joins growing group of injured Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Head trainer Dave Groeschner was headed back to camp Tuesday after several weeks with the Dutch team in the World Baseball Classic. All of a sudden, he's returning to a crowded trainer's room.After a remarkably healthy month, the Giants are dropping left and right, changing some important races for opening day spots. The latest to go down was Michael Morse. The bench candidate hurt his hamstring during Monday's game and he's expected to be out "a while," per a team official. Morse was on track to win the fifth outfield job.
CSN Bay Area Mar 18, 2017

Giants spring training Day 33: Morse makes spring debut in outfield

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Michael Morses spring training charge continued in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday, with a scorched double to the gap that led to the lone Giants run of the night. The coaches have seen enough of Morse this spring to know the bat speed is still there. This game against the Rockies was significant for other reasons.Morse played left field for the first time this spring, and while it was a mixed bag, he seemed to get a nice endorsement from his manager after the game.
Around the Foghorn Mar 17, 2017

Michael Morse: On the Road to Making Comeback with San Francisco Giants

The cold night of Oct. 16, 2014 is one night San Francisco Giants fans all remember. Michael Morse walked onto home plate for the first time after being on the injury list for two months and delivered a monstrous hit sending the ball way up over left field and out of the yard. Morse threw a fist […] Michael Morse: On the Road to Making Comeback with San Francisco Giants - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CSN Bay Area Mar 16, 2017

Krukow: Morse 'definitely in the argument, 100 percent'

Michael Morse seemed like a long-shot to make the Giants' roster when he was signed to a minor league contract on Christmas Eve, but the

Giants’ Michael Morse making roster decisions tough

Morse, who was invited to spring training by team officials at Hunter Pence’s wedding, is making a serious run at the Opening Day roster. Morse’s latest hits were an RBI double in the sixth inning and tie-breaking single in the eighth in Wednesday’s 7-4 win over the Angels. Afterward, Morse spoke highly of the Giants’ talent and team chemistry, which he said reminded him of the championship season of 2014, to which he mightily contributed. Morse, whose carefree attitude seems to be a benefit, has gotten more productive by the week and remains in the running for a bench role. Matt...

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