Michael Morse’s big-league return has now been put on hold.
Morse who signed a deal with the Giants in the offseason, was playing well and appeared to be in contention for a spot on the team until he injured his hamstring on Monday. Now the Giants are hoping that Morse proved enough to himself, too. They hope he will forget his pledge to retire in the event he did not make the club, and instead put in the time to rehab the injury before working his way back.
“This should show him he still has some baseball left – some good baseball,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. “So my hope is that he’ll rehab it.”
According to ESPN, he is expected to miss at least two weeks if not more, but luckily for Morse the scan did not reveal any tears.
“It’s too bad for him. He was playing some really good ball, swinging the bat well, doing all the things he needed to do to make this club,” manager Bruce Bochy said. “He just said he reached for the bag and felt it, so it’s going to take a little while.”
Morse isn’t the only right-handed hitting outfield candidate knocked out of the competition by a leg injury. Mac Williamson’s strained quadriceps is no small matter, Bochy said, and is likely to keep him out a minimum of two weeks.