Giants Agree to Deal with Outfielder Michael Morse

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Mitchell Layton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Recognizing they need a boost in offense, the San Francisco Giants have agreed on a free agent contract with outfielder Michael Morse.

ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting Morse’s deal is for one year and worth $5 million.

Morse played in just 88 games last season while splitting time with the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles. He dealt with a broken right pinkie and strained right quadriceps.

When healthy, the 31-year-old Morse is a solid bat that should help infuse some life in the Giants lineup. In 2013, Morse had a down season as he hit .215 with 13 home runs and 27 RBI.

In 2012 with the Washington Nationals, Morse batted .291, and in 2011 he hit .303 with 31 home runs.

Morse can play first base as well as the outfield. He’s expected to join Hunter Pence and Angel Pagan in the Giants starting outfield.

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