Michael Morse Injury: Nationals Slugger Will Rejoin Team For Home Opener

Washington Nationals' slugging first baseman Michael Morse will rejoin the Nats for their home opener against the Cincinnati Reds this week, according to a report. Morse was put on the disabled list to start the season after suffering a strained back muscle at the end of spring training. But according to Bill Ladson, he will go through two quick rehab assignments this week and should be ready to join the big league club by Thursday.

Via Bill Ladson of MLB.com:

Outfielder Michael Morse, on the disabled list because of strained right lat (back) muscle, is expected to play nine innings for Double-A Harrisburg on Monday and Tuesday and will rejoin the Nationals in time for the home opener against the Reds on Thursday afternoon.

Morse is eligible to come off the DL on Tuesday but manager Davey Johnson felt it best to hold him out and activate him for the home opener two days later.

For more on Morse's injury, head over to Washington Nationals blog Federal Baseball. For more from around baseball, head over to Baseball Nation. To keep track of all rumors and happenings in the game, check out MLB Daily Dish.

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