Michael Morse received a cortisone injection, hopes to return Tuesday

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CSN Bay Area’s Andrew Baggarly is reporting that Giants 1B/OF Michael Morse returned to San Francisco to receive a cortisone injection for his ailing oblique. Manager Bruce Bochy hopes his slugger will be able to return to the lineup on Tuesday.

Morse, 32, hasn’t played since August 31. He has put together a solid season for the Giants after joining them on a one-year, $6 million deal in December. He has a .280/.338/.477 slash line with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 480 plate appearances.

Morse had been playing first base towards the end of August, which allowed Gregor Blanco more time in left field. In three games prior to tonight, the Giants had used Joaquin Arias, Buster Posey, and Travis Ishikawa at first base. Ishikawa started at first base again in tonight’s game against the Tigers.