Giants Sign Michael Morse To One-Year Deal

michael morseThe Giants have agreed to sign Michael Morse to a one-year deal, according to Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area. Terms were not yet released at time of this writing.

Morse is coming off an injury marred season in which he batted .215/.270/.381 with 13 homers playing for the Mariners and Orioles. It was a far cry from his career norms when he posted a .296/.345/.516 slash with 64 homers during his 2010-2012 seasons.

The big thing here for the Mets is that it’s another first base option that is off the boards which should bode well in the long run for Sandy Alderson who is looking to get the most he can for Ike Davis.

The Mets continue to aggressively shop their first baseman, but the club does not expect a trade completed by the conclusion of the Winter Meetings today.

Alderson said yesterday, that he won’t move Davis unless it improves the team. “Let me emphasize one thing: We’re not in the business of giving players away,” the Mets general manager said.

There was a report yesterday from Jim Duquette, that three teams remain in the mix for Davis and they are the Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers, and Tampa Bay Rays.

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