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• Michael Morse was back in the Mariners' lineup at designated hitter on Thursday after missing the last seven games because of a strained right quad he sustained in the fifth inning of a May 29 game against San Diego.

"He went out there and ran again today a little bit," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. "He's capable to play first base, but [head athletic trainer] Rick [Griffin] and I talked, and we think the smartest thing is to have him DH first and then see how that goes and go from there.

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• Michael Morse was back in the Mariners' lineup at designated hitter on Thursday after missing the last seven games because of a strained right quad he sustained in the fifth inning of a May 29 game against San Diego.

"He went out there and ran again today a little bit," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. "He's capable to play first base, but [head athletic trainer] Rick [Griffin] and I talked, and we think the smartest thing is to have him DH first and then see how that goes and go from there.

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"So there will be some limitations on him, but it's not like he was a burner to begin with, so we just need him … not to go that extra mile on a base hit or trying to score or anything. He feels confident that he can do that, so that's good."

Morse struck out in each of his first three at-bats.

Doug Miller is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @DougMillerMLB.

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