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Dec 17, 2013 2:06 PM by Associated Press

Morse, Giants finalize $6 million, 1-year deal

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Free-agent outfielder Michael Morse has finalized a $6 million, one-year contract with the San Francisco Giants after passing his physical Tuesday.

Morse will head to spring training in February expected to become a power bat in the middle of the lineup and the team's starting left fielder. That's a spot general manager Brian Sabean looked to upgrade after his club missed the playoffs one season after winning a second World Series in three years.

Morse was traded from Seattle to Baltimore on Aug. 30. He missed time this year with both a broken right pinkie and strained right quadriceps before returning from the disabled list in late July.

The 31-year-old is nine-year veteran. He batted .215 with 13 home runs and 27 RBIs in 88 games this year.

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