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Wrist injury ends Morse's season in Baltimore

Wrist injury ends Morse's season in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE -- Michael Morse has been shut down with a left wrist injury, effectively ending the outfielder's short -- and disappointing -- tenure in Baltimore.

Morse, a free agent at season's end, has been dealing with a ligament issue for a while now, although manager Buck Showalter said he "just kind of let us in on it" three or four days ago. Morse is still with the team and will be examined by hand specialist Dr. Brian Schofield in Sarasota, Fla., and get a second opinion at the Mayo Clinic to see if surgery is necessary.

Morse, who was acquired from Seattle in exchange for Xavier Avery on Aug. 31, went 3-for-29 with no extra-base hits in 12 games for the Orioles.

Jonathan Schoop was also not available for Saturday's game, as the rookie infielder came in a little sore following a rundown play at second base Friday, and Showalter said he could have tweaked something in his back. The plan was for Schoop to be examined by team orthopedist Dr. John Wilckens.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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