SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The San Francisco Giants have reached agreement on a one-year contract with outfielder Michael Morse, finding an option to help Gregor Blanco in left field.
The deal is pending a physical, assistant general manager Bobby Evans said Thursday. Traded from Seattle to Baltimore on Aug. 30, Morse also can play first base and right field to give manager Bruce Bochy some flexibility in writing his lineup.
Morse missed time this past season with both a broken right pinkie and strained right quadriceps before returning from the disabled list in late July. The 31-year-old nine-year veteran, batted .215 with 13 home runs and 27 RBIs in 88 games between the Mariners and Orioles.
He will fill a void at a position the Giants had been determined to upgrade this winter.