Michael Morse to play first base for the Marlins

It appears that former San Francisco Giants’ outfielder Michael Morse will be playing first base for the Miami Marlins in 2015 and that the Marlins have one of the last pieces to their puzzle, a power-hitting first baseman.

Morse, who is mostly known as an outfielder, has also played at first base and shortstop all throughout his career with the Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and he played 43 games at first for the Giants in 2014.

Morse is a strong hitter, when he is healthy. He has a career slashline of .281/.335/.473, averaging 23 home runs and 77 RBI a year over his 10 year career.

As mentioned those numbers are only when he is healthy.  He suffered a couple injuries last season with the Giants, even missing the National League Division Series due to an oblique strain.

Still, Morse hit .279/.336/.479 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 131 games for San Francisco. If he stays healthy, Morse will easily slip right into the Marlins lineup and provide the power they were looking for from a first baseman.

He’ll likely hit in the number five spot between Casey McGehee and Marcell Ozuna. Rosenthal projected that the Marlins’ lineup would look something like this: Dee Gordon, Christian Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton, McGehee, Morse, Ozuna, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Adeiny Hechavarria.

Pending a physical, it now appears that Morse and the Marlins have agreed to a two-year deal. The monetary details of the deal have not yet been released.

This post will be updated as details become available!


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