A couple names from the past are trying to make a comeback with the San Francisco Giants. The G-men have recently inked ex-MVP (2007) Jimmy Rollins, and an ex-Giants fan favorite Michael Morse to minor league contracts. Both will be trying to win a spot on the Giants Opening Day roster in a bench role.
“J-Roll” was released this season by the Chicago White Sox after hitting .241 in 41 games. The Bay Area native could have been signed to add depth to the Giants organization for a possible trade or because of Joe Panik‘s injury history.
The 34 year-old Morse actually reached out to the Giants to see if they might be interested in signing him to a minor league deal, because he’s not ready to retire yet. This signing is a win-win situation for both parties. Morse gets to prove that he can still swing a big stick, and if he does then the Giants can have a power-bat come off the bench.
Morse was with the Giants when the won the 2014 World Series. He then signed a 2-year deal with the Miami Marlins, and was later traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015, and then later released in 2016.
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