The end could be nigh for Michael Morse as the journeyman free agent will likely have trouble latching onto another team after his 2017 season was cut short due to lingering concussion symptoms. That, along with only playing in 30 games at the big-league level the past two years, could signal it's time to hang up the cleats. In limited action with the Giants last season, Morse hit only .194/.250/.306 with just one homer in 40 plate appearances. Now 35, Morse was once a promising infielder whose career was curtailed by injuries as well as the stigma of one of the first PED suspensions. He's played for seven organizations, batting a modest .274 with 105 career homers in 832 games spanning 13 seasons.
Morse (concussion) is unlikely to play again this season, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports. He will visit the team in Miami on Tuesday, but it sounds like his season (and possibly his career) is over. Morse has been sidelined for a couple months with a concussion, and at this point the risks of trying to return to the diamond may outweigh the potential reward. He hit .194 with one home run in 40 plate appearances this season, but his career line of .274/.331/.457 with 105 home runs in 2,813 plate appearances is much more respectable.
Morse (concussion) is still feeling the effects of his concussion and will need more time to recover, The San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea reports. Morse originally landed on the DL on May 30 after colliding with Jeff Samardzija during a contest against the Nationals. Along with the concussion, Morse is dealing with a rib injury and has been feeling "foggy" lately while trying to ramp up his cardio. He should be reevaluated again soon.
Morse, who's on the 7-day concussion disabled list, is also dealing with a rib injury, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The outfielder was hurt during the Giants-Nationals brawl from May 29, and while a concussion was the reason he was deactivated, Morse also has another ding. He may take at least another week to resurface as a part-timer for this struggling offense.
Morse was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Tuesday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He collided with Jeff Samardzija during the dust up in Monday's game against the Nationals, and the effects of the collision are still lingering. He has a .194/.250/.306 slash line with one home run and 14 strikeouts in 40 plate appearances this season. Kelby Tomlinson was called up as a corresponding move.
Morse is batting .219/.257/.601 in 32 at-bats to start the season. Morse had a rough start to the season, injuring his hamstring right before the end of spring training. After a couple of rehab starts in the minors, Morse was called up to the Giants on April 26. Since then, the 35-year-old has been mostly limited to pinch-hitting opportunities and the occasional start while Brandon Belt gets most of the playing time at first.