Michael Morse to be added to Giants’ roster for NLCS


Via Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle:

The Giants are holding a short workout today, and they made some news.

Manager Bruce Bochy said that Michael Morse is in Arizona getting at-bats in the instructional league. He will play in a couple of games, as late as Friday morning, then join the team in St. Louis for the NLCS.

The Giants had to rely on Travis Ishikawa and Juan Perez in left field for the Wild Card Game and NLDS, so getting Morse back could be a tremendous boost if even he’s not healthy enough to start every game of the best-of-seven Championship Series.

Morse batted .279/.336/.475 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI in 131 games this season for the Giants.

He made just two plate appearances in September because of a strained left oblique muscle.

Report: Red Sox sign Kenley Jansen to 2-year, $32 million deal

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SAN DIEGO — Veteran closer Kenley Jansen and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the agreement was pending a physical.

The 35-year-old Jansen went 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 64 innings for Atlanta this year. The three-time All-Star led the National League with 41 saves, helping the Braves win the NL East title.

Boston is looking to bounce back after it finished last in the AL East this season with a 78-84 record. The Red Sox went 92-70 in 2021 and lost to Houston in the AL Championship Series.

Jansen spent his first 12 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, winning a World Series title in 2020. The right-hander signed a $16 million, one-year contract with Atlanta in March.

Jansen has a 2.46 career ERA. He was an All-Star in 2016-2018.

His 391 career saves are the second-most among active players (behind Craig Kimbrel‘s 394) and eighth all time.