Finger sprain sends Michael Morse to Marlins’ disabled list


Miami has placed first baseman Michael Morse on the disabled list with a sprained right ring finger.

Morse hasn’t played since May 21, although it’s unclear how much of that was due to the finger injury and how much was simply the Marlins preferring to play rookie Justin Bour at first base.

Signed to a two-year, $16 million deal this offseason, Morse has hit just .211 with two homers and a .557 OPS in 37 games. Bour is far from a top prospect or really any kind of prospect at age 27, but he’s thrived early on in the majors after hitting .303 with 19 homers and an .874 OPS in 117 games at Triple-A.