Michael Morse scheduled to have wrist surgery

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Morse is expected to be ready well before spring training begins, which is good news for the soon-to-be free agent.

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Michael Morse is scheduled to have surgery Wednesday to fix a bone outgrowth in his left wrist, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Doctors say the injury growth likely began in May and may have affected his swing, causing him to not hit as well as normal. Morse had been hitting .254/.321/.468 with 11 home runs through May. From June onward, he hit just .165/.204/.273 with two home runs.

The Orioles acquired him at the end of August from the Seattle Mariners, but he posted just a 237 OPS over 12 games with the team.

It is expected that Morse will be able to use his wrist again about four weeks after the procedure shaves off the extra bone. He could resume baseball activities two to four weeks following that. That will allow him to be fully healthy come spring training.

Morse will be a free agent following the conclusion of the World Series.

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