SAN FRANCISCO – Michael Morse is a Giant again.
The hulking, 2014 postseason hero didn’t let a strained hamstring send him home, and he showed enough at Triple-A Sacramento to win a place on the roster. The club purchased Morse’s contract and he is at AT&T Park for Wednesday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The team placed outfielder Denard Span on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained sternoclavicular joint. They also placed shortstop Brandon Crawford on the three-day bereavement list and recalled infielder Kelby Tomlinson from Sacramento.
Crawford, who strained his right groin in the eighth inning Tuesday night, was headed to Southern California to attend funeral services for his sister-in-law. Jennifer Pippin died unexpectedly April 12 after suffering an asthma attack.
The Giants are in bad shape, but Morse brings some positive mojo. He was a delight in the clubhouse this spring, treating it like a personal fantasy camp as he took one last shot at making a big league roster. It’s an invite he received from GM Bobby Evans when the two had an unscheduled conversation at Hunter Pence’s wedding in November.
With the Giants lacking right-handed thump, and healthy outfielders, Morse is the best man for the job.
The Giants transferred outfielder Jarrett Parker (fractured clavicle) to the 60-day DL to free up space for Morse on the 40-man roster.
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