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Giants Injury Update: Michael Morse exits with back tightness

By on 6/22/2014 12:38:00 AM

Michael Morse of the Giants exited Saturday’s game against the Diamondbacks due to an apparent back injury, according to Henry Schulman of SF Gate. In the 4th inning, Morse looked to be in discomfort after swinging at an inside pitch. He stayed in the game and exited after the top of the 5th.

UPDATE: Schulman says Morse has back tightness. 

This season, Morse has proven to be a key addition to the club as he is hitting for a line of .286/.342/.524 with 13 home runs, 44 RBI, 17 walks, 65 strikeouts, and an .866 OPS in 73 games. He was signed to a one-year, $6 million deal in the offseason after having a poor 2013 season.

In 2013, Morse hit for a slash of .215/.270/.381 with 13 home runs, 27 RBI, 21 walks, 87 strikeouts, and a .651 OPS 88 games between the Mariners and Orioles. He was plagued with wrist injuries all year and insisted he was 100% healthy going into 2014.

With Pagan day-to-day with back tightness, the Giants can’t afford for another player to be hurt on the bench. Stay tuned for updates.

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