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Nationals' Mike Morse Activated from DL

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23:  Michael Morse #38 of the Washington Nationals hits a double in the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on September 23, 2011 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Michael Morse #38 of the Washington Nationals hits a double in the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on September 23, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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The Washington Nationals have at long last activated Michael Morse from the disabled list, reports Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

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.