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MLB Injury News:
The injuries are piling up for the Seattle Mariners. Yesterday, Seattle placed Michael Saunders on the disabled list after he made a running catch and slammed into the wall. Saunders suffered a sprained shoulder and will be out at least two weeks. Now, the club says Michael Morse could miss a week with a fractured pinkie.
Morse was hit by a pitch in last night's contest against the Texas Rangers. He was hit in the right pinkie finger in the seventh inning and had to leave the game eventually. Morse did try to stay in the game and was actually hit again in his next at-bat. Greg Johns of MLB.com says Mariners' manager Eric Wedge estimates Morse to be out 3-7 days.
"I'm fine," Morse said. "I've had a lot worse things than this. It was just one of those freakish things. It's my pinkie, so I'm not too worried about it."
Morse was signed this past offseason by the Mariners after he made a name for himself with the Washington Nationals. Morse had proven himself as a decent power-hitter with the Nats, but Washington didn't have a place to play him and were altering their team to be more defensive. Morse is not a great defensive player, but he's already proving he can still hit in Seattle.
Morse already has nine home runs this season. His batting average and on-base percentage leave much to be desired, but there is no denying his power. In his career, Morse is a .294/.346/.497 hitter. This is Morse's second stint with the Mariners. He made his Major League debut with Seattle and played four seasons with the club.
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