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Morse sits out day after hand gets hit by pitch

PHILADELPHIA -- Outfielder Michael Morse was not able to play against the Phillies on Saturday after being hit on the right hand by a Kyle Kendrick pitch the day before. X-rays were negative, and Morse is considered day to day.

Morse did not take batting practice and is not expected to play until Tuesday against the Marlins. After Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Phillies, Morse was seen with a soft cast on is right hand.

Morse said before the game that his hand hurts when he grips a bat.

"We are probably on a day-to-day basis," manager Davey Johnson said before Saturday's loss. "It's going to be up to Michael. He got hit pretty good."

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PHI Full Game Coverage LADELPHIA -- Outfielder Michael Morse was not able to play against the Phillies on Saturday after being hit on the right hand by a Kyle Kendrick pitch the day before. X-rays were negative, and Morse is considered day to day.

Morse did not take batting practice and is not expected to play until Tuesday against the Marlins. After Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Phillies, Morse was seen with a soft cast on is right hand.

Morse said before the game that his hand hurts when he grips a bat.

"We are probably on a day-to-day basis," manager Davey Johnson said before Saturday's loss. "It's going to be up to Michael. He got hit pretty good."

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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