Pirates designate Michael Morse for assignment

Associated Press

The Pirates announced that they have designated Michael Morse for assignment. Morse is making $8 million this year. Pittsburgh was were paying about $5 million of it.

Morse has traveled a bit since leaving Washington following the 2012 season, having made his way from Seattle to Baltimore to San Francisco to Miami and then to the Pirates last year. He was with the Dodgers for a millisecond too, though he didn’t appear for them. His 2014 with the Giants was good but hit a mere .231/.313/.336 with Miami and Pittsburgh last year in 98 games. This year he was 0-for-8 in six games with the Pirates.

Now that he’s being cut loose, assuming he clears waivers and doesn’t accept a minor league assignment, both of which seem likely, he’ll be a free agent. And can ask any team in baseball to take him on.