Wife's name is Jessica....has one daughter; Ava (12/21/14)...Is a 2000 graduate of Nova High School in Davie, FL, where he was a first-team all-state selection during his senior year...Was part of a MLB contingent that played five games in Taiwan prior to the 2012 season.
Was on Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster and appeared in just six games with the Pirates before being designated for assignment on April 13...Was released by Pittsburgh April 21, cleared waivers and became a free agent.
Was Miami's Opening Day starter at first base... Connected off Cody Martin for his 100th career home run on 4/15 at Atlanta... Was placed on the disabled list on 5/26 (retro to 5/24) with a right ring finger strain...Played in a combined 12 rehab games with Single-A Jupiter, Double-A Jacksonville and Triple-A New Orleans...Was recalled from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the D.L. on 7/5...Went 5-for-18 in nine games with the Marlins following the All-Star break...Made 36 appearances (35 starts) at first base, six starts in left field and one start (7/8) as the designated hitter while playing with the Marlins...Was acquired by Los Angeles (NL), as part of a three-team, 13-player deal with Atlanta and Miami on 7/30...Was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on 7/30 and acquired by Pittsburgh on 7/31...Hit .310 (9-for-29) with a double, homer and six RBI in 21 games during the month of September...Made 15 starts at first base for the Pirates and went 8-for-22 (.364) as a pinch hitter...Hit a pinch hit grand slam on 9/12 vs. Milwaukee (his fifth career grand slam and second PH homer)...Produced a .282 average (24-for-85) in 54 games after the All-Star break...Batted .231 (53-for-229) with five home runs and 19 RBI in 98 total games between Miami and Pittsburgh. 2015 POSTSEASON:Singled as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning of the Wild Card Game vs. Chicago on 10/7.
Was a key part of San Francisco's run to a World Series title, batting .300 (6x20) in 10 postseason games, with a double, home run and ?ve RBI...Appeared in six games during WS vs. Kansas City, recording four of his postseason RBI during the Fall Classic...Had two RBI in 3-2 win in Game 7 on October 29, driving in game-winning run with a single in top of fourth inning to break 2-2 tie...Went 3x5 with a double, home run, two RBI and a walk as a pinch-hitter during postseason...On Oct. 16, hit ?fth postseason pinch-hit home run in Giant's history to tie Game 5 of National League Championship Series vs. St. Louis in eighth inning...Came on heels of regular season in which he batted .279 (122x438) with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 131 games...Missed 23 of last 24 games of regular season due to left oblique strain. Injury also kept him off Wild Card and NLDS rosters...Injury was suffered during batting practice on September 1 at Colorado...Over ?rst 59 games of season, batted .286 with 13 home runs and 41 RBI; from June 6 through end of season, batted just .273 with three home runs and 20 RBI over 72 games...Started 125 of his 131 games played; started in left ?eld (82), at ?rst base (39) and as DH (4)...Was second-most games played of career, behind 2011 (146 with Washington).
Appeared in 88 games last season with the Mariners (76) and Orioles (12), batting .215 (67-for-312) with 13 doubles, 13 home runs and 27 RBI. Was traded to Seattle during the off-season as part of a three-team deal. Missed significant time in July with a strained right quadricep that placed him on the disabled list. Was claimed off waivers by Baltimore on Aug. 30, 2013 and was traded from Seattle in exchange for Xavier Avery. Played in just 12 games for Baltimore before being shut down because of a left wrist injury.
Hit .291 (118x406) with 17 doubles, 18
home runs and 62 RBI in 102 games
with the Washington Nationals ... Over the last three seasons combined
to bat .296 (353x1194) with 64 home
runs and 198 RBI in 346 games (.516
SLG%, .861 OPS)...23rd-best OPS in
baseball (13th-best in NL) ... Missed first two months of the season
on the disabled list with a right
lateral strain...appeared in 7 rehab
games with Harrisburg, Potomac and
Hagerstown ... Made season debut June 2 vs.
Atlanta; hit .217 (18x83) with 1 home
run in first 21 games after coming off
DL; over final 81 games hit .310 (100x323) with 17 HR and 55 RBI (.853 OPS).
Produced perhaps MLB's greatest breakout effort of 2011, claiming DC's Triple Crown by batting .303 with 31 home runs and 95 RBI in 146 games ...
led Washington in nearly every substantial offensive category ... became just the fourth qualified National to hit .300 or better, joining Dmitri Young (.320, '07), Cristian Guzman (.316, '08) and Ryan Zimmerman (.307, '10) ... also became the Nationals' first .300 hitter to reach the 30-homer plateau ... was one of five National Leaguers, and the first qualified National, to hit .300-plus both at home (.302) and on the road (.303) ... began season in left field, but shifted to first base on May 21 as Adam LaRoche elected for left-shoulder surgery ... after more than three months at first base, shifted back to left field as Chris Marrero was recalled from Syracuse ... 31 home runs in 146 games trumped career total (21 in 237 games) entering 2011 ... ranked among NL leaders in grand slams (tied first, 2), batting at night (fourth, .327), slugging percentage (fifth, .550), isolated power (fifth, .247), runs created/27 (seventh, 6.98), at-bats/homer (seventh, 16.84), OPS (eighth, .910), extra-base hits (tied eighth, 67), road batting (ninth, .303), at-bats/RBI (ninth, 5.49), doubles (tied ninth, 36), home runs (tied ninth), batting (ninth), batting with RISP (ninth, .318), RBI (10th, 95) and batting/balls in play (10th, .348) ... posted two longest hit streaks of career (11-gamer, May 22-June 2; 10-gamer, July 16-27) ... hit first career grand slam-a third-inning blast off Chris Narveson-in a 7-6 setback on May 24 at MIL ... homered in fourth straight game to match a club record (Ryan Zimmerman, 2009) and produce a 2-1 walk-off win on May 27 vs. SDP ... with Washington trailing, 4-3, and down to last out, hit lead-reversing three-run homer (30th of 2011) in the ninth inning to cap the scoring in a 6-4 victory at FLA on Sept. 26.
In first consistent big league exposure, Washington's secret slugger set career highs in every offensive category...while
playing in a career-high 98 games, batted .289 with .352 on-base and.519 slugging percentages...posted a .870 OPS
that ranked 3rd among Nationals (Zimmerman .899, Dunn .892) and would have ranked among the NL's top 15 with
enough plate appearances to qualify...in fact, the .870 OPS trumped those registered by Ryan Braun (.866), Ryan
Howard (.859) and David Wright (.856), among others...home run rate (one per 17.7 at-bats) would have ranked among
the NL's top 10 with enough at-bats to qualify...hit .302 with RISP, but somehow tallied only 41 RBI despite tallying 29
extra-base hits, including 15 home runs (4th among Nationals)...batted .301 on the road...went 5-for-17 (.294) with
a double, triple and 6 RBI in the pinch...hit 2 home runs in a game for the first time-both off Chris Narverson-and
tallied career-best 4 RBI on July 23 at MIL...solo shot in 2nd inning set stage for 6-2 win, August 19 at ATL...from 9th
inning on Aug. 27 through 3rd inning on Aug. 29, posted a hit in 7 straight plate appearances...posted career-best 4
hits via 4-for-4 performance in 14-6 win on Aug. 28 vs. STL...from April 11-May 16, endured a nearly 5-week stint on
the DL due to a left calf strain.
Played in 32 contests with the Nationals after being acquired from SEA on June 28...went 6-for-19 (.353) with one
home run and a team-best 8 RBI as a pinch hitter...posted .389 on-base percentage and .588 slugging percentage in
the pinch...committed no errors in 82.2 defensive innings played despite playing 1B (11 games), RF (3), LF (2) and 3B
(1)...homered 3 times in 3 games from Sept 26-28...hit first career pinch-hit homer, a 3-run blast, off Tommy Hanson,
Sept. 26 vs. ATL...combined to hit .322 with 26 doubles, 3 triples, 16 homers and 86 RBI in 110 games with Triple-A
Tacoma (Mariners) and Syracuse...hit .339 with Syracuse, as 21 of 56 IL hits went for extra bases.
Made Opening Day roster for first time in career after hitting .492 with three home runs and 10 RBI during Spring Training...Set the club record for highest spring batting average at .492 (32x65), barely edging the previous mark of .491 (27x55) by Edgar Martinez in 1996...Led all spring players in batting average, and also ranked first in the Cactus League in slugging (.769), on-base percentage (.548), total bases (50), hits (32) and doubles (9)...recorded at least one hit in 18 of 25 games, including 9 multi-hit games...Played in only five games before suffering a season ending injury on April 13 vs. Los Angeles Angels...Doubled in his first at-bat of the season on April 4 against Baltimore's Greg Aquino...Underwent surgery April 22 at Seattle Surgery Center; surgery was performed by Dr. Edward Khalfayan and was a "shoulder reconstruction" to repair damage done by shoulder dislocation, including a torn labrum...Placed on 15-day disabled list (left shoulder) on April 14 after leaving game on April 13 after diving for a ball in right field.
Spent bulk of season at Tacoma (AAA) prior to recall Sept. 1...played 1B, 3B, SS, RF with Mariners...recorded hit in first 6 games with Seattle (8x14/.571) and reached base safely in first 7 games with a plate appearance...matched career-high (9th time) with 3 hits Sept. 26 (G#2) vs. Cleveland; final hit was a walk-off single in B10th..collected an RBI in three consecutive games Sept. 26-29...was 3-for-4 (.750) with runners in scoring position...hit .309 with 26 doubles, 6 homers, 39 RBI and 5 steals with Tacoma...on AAA DL with sore left wrist, May 29-June 14 & June 16-July 26...had surgery to repair fractured hook of the hamate on June 21st; surgery performed by Mariners' Medical Director, Dr. Edward Khalfyan and Dr. Carleton Keck.
Morse was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma for a third time on Aug. 27. He had a pinch-hit single against Oakland on Aug. 15. Morse underwent right knee surgery July 6 for a torn medial meniscus. Five of his 15 hits went for extra bases in 2006. Morse hit .248 with five home runs and 34 RBIs in 57 games for Tacoma.
Made his Major League debut as a pinch-hitter and played shortstop on May 31 after being recalled earlier that day from Tacoma...Made first Big League start on June 1 and collected first Major League hit on June 3 vs. Tampa Bay...Cracked first Major League home run (Madson) on June 15 vs.
Philadelphia...Led all Major League players
in Interleague batting average (25x53/.472)...just one of four players to hit .400 or higher...Hit safely in 18 of his first 24 (30x76/.395) Major League games (May 31-June 26)...Ranked second in the Majors with his .357 (30x84) batting average in June, posting the highest batting average ever by a Mariner rookie for the month...Seven-game hitting streak (12x24/.500) from June 14-20...Suspended for 10 days (Sept. 7-16) for violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug
Prevention and Treatment Program...Moved to left field after starting 50 games at shortstop...made first career start in left on Aug. 30...played eight games (seven starts) in left field...Hit safely in 42 of his 72 games...three hits six times...had 16 multi-hit games...Ranked among American League rookie batting leaders in batting average (3rd/.278), on-base percentage (3rd/.349) and slugging percentage (10th/.370)...Hit .253 (46x182) with four home runs and 23 RBI over 49 games at Tacoma...hit safely in 11 of 12 games from April 18-May 1.
Began season with AA Birmingham in the White Sox organization...recorded 16 multi-hit games, including two three-hit games...traded to Seattle on June 27 and assigned to San Antonio...had a grand slam, five RBI on July 16 vs. Round Rock...participated in the Arizona Fall League.
Led single-A Winston-Salem in doubles (30) and extra-base hits (42), finished second in hits (106) and total bases (170) and third in RBI (55)...hit 30 doubles for the second straight season...earned Carolina League Batter of the Week honors for 7/24-30, going 10-26 (.385)...hit two doubles in a game six times.
Led single-A Kannapolis in doubles (30) and ranked second in hits (107), RBI (56),
total bases (151) and extra-base hits (36)...hit a combined .317 (46-145) in June and July
... hit .636 (7-11) with the bases loaded.
Spent season at Advanced Rookie Bristol...led team in triples (3) and hit by pitches
(9) and tied for second in extra-base hits (14).
Made pro debut at Rookie Tucson.