The World Series champion San Francisco Giants have barely had time to enjoy their reign at the top without news of how competing teams will attempt to gut their roster this offseason.
The latest comes from Cincinnati, as Reds general manager Walt Jocketty confirmed the ballclub will target Giants outfielder Michael Morse.
Jocketty confirmed that Aoki and Morse are the #Reds list of free agents. He prefers to fill add a bat thru free agency over trade.— John Fay (@johnfayman) November 8, 2014
Morse, 32, finished with a .279 average in 131 regular season games in 2014, clubbing 16 home runs, 61 RBI and touching home plate 48 times.
After suffering a strained oblique late in the season and returning in a limited role, Morse appeared in 10 postseason games.
In 22 plate appearances in the playoffs, the 6-foot-5 slugger finished with six hits, three runs, five RBI and a home run.
Signing a one-year, $6 million deal with the Giants on Dec. 17, 2013, Morse now finds himself as an unrestricted free agent.