Giants make Morse signing official

Updated: December 17, 2013

San Francisco, CA ( – The San Francisco Giants signed
outfielder Michael Morse to a one-year contract on Tuesday.

Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed, but according to reports,
the pact is worth $5 million plus incentives.

Morse began last season with the Seattle Mariners, but struggled while dealing
with finger and quad injuries. He was then moved to Baltimore for the stretch

In 88 total games, though, he compiled a .215 average with 13 homers and 27

He had averaged 24.5 home runs and 78.5 runs batted in his previous two
seasons including a breakout year in 2011 with Washington that saw him bat
.303 with 31 home runs, 36 doubles and 95 RBI in a career-best 146 games.

Morse, who has started games at six different positions during his big-league
career, is a lifetime .281 hitter with 83 home runs and 272 RBI over 573 games
with the Mariners, Nationals and Orioles.