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Michael Morse returns to lineup, confident strained lat has healed

Michael Morse will return to the Nationals’ lineup after missing six straight games with a strained right lat muscle. Morse will play as the designated hitter, still not ready to throw in a game after receiving a cortisone shot Saturday. But Morse played catch today and thinks the injury will be a non-issue soon enough.  

“There’s still no rush,” Morse said. “I could go out there and throw and play, and if I hurt myself it might still affect me when the season starter.”

Morse said he felt relief after taking the cortisone shot, which “kind of broke things down,” Morse said. “It made me a feel lot better.” 

Morse would like roughly 40 to 50 at-bats during the spring to feel ready for the season, which should not be a problem for him.

“It’s not even a worry in my mind,” Morse said. “I feel like I should be to go 100 percent soon.”

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.


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