Morse, Marlins have agreement

Veteran free agent Michael Morse has an agreement in place with the Miami Marlinson a two-year, $8 million contract, sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

Morse can earn more in the contract through performance bonuses.The deal has yet to be finalized.

The 32-year-old outfielder/first baseman hit .279 with 16 home runs and 61 RBIs for the World Series champion San Francisco Giants last season, his first with the team. He hit .250 with four RBIs in 16 at-bats in the World Series.

In 10 seasons with the Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles and Giants, the right-handed hitter has batted .281 with 99 homers and 333 RBIs.

He was paid $6 million in 2014.

Adding Morse will be the latest addition this offseason for the Marlins, who have made a flurry of moves after locking up slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a record $325 million contract. They also traded for All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon, right-hander Mat Latos and right-hander Dan Haren, who has indicated he might retire.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.

Related Video
Morse, Marlins Agree On Two-Year Deal
Morse, Marlins Agree On Two-Year Deal
ESPN SweetSpot blogger David Schoenfield discusses slugger Michael Morse's agreement with the Marlins on a two-year, $8 million contract and Morse's health concerns.

Copyright © 2022 ESPN Internet Ventures. All rights reserved.