The Washington Nationals have at long last activated Michael Morse from the disabled list, reports Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.
#Nats activate Mike Morse from DL. Big move for them.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 1, 2012
Morse missed most of spring training and the Nats' first 50 games recovering from a right lat strain that encountered several costly setbacks along the way.
"The Beast" had a break-out season in 2011 as a 29-year-old, amassing 31 home runs and 36 doubles to supplement an impressive .303/.360/.550 triple slash line splitting time between left field and first base.
With Adam LaRoche putting together an impressive 2012 campaign thus far (.287/.381/.527 with 23 XBH), it is likely that Morse will see a majority of his playing time in the outfield. While Bryce Harper has proven he is here to stay, Rick Ankiel and Xavier Nady have struggled mightily on the offensive front and Jayson Werth is still a ways away from a healthy wrist.
Outfielder Corey Brown was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Morse on the roster.