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Michael Morse is attended to by a Nationals trainer after taking a pitch from Kyle Kendrick off his right hand. (Associated Press)

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Washington Nationals 3B Chad Tracy (center) is doused in ice water Aug. 20, 2012, by teammate Michael Morse (left) after his game-winning RBI single in the Nationals' 5-4, 13-inning home victory over the Atlanta Braves. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times) (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals Danny Espinoza (8) is greeted at the plate by Michael Morse (38) after his two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals' Michael Morse is greeted by his teammates after he hit a two-run home run off of Milwaukee Brewers' John Axford in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

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Washington Nationals' Michael Morse is greeted by his teammates after he hit a two-run home run off of Milwaukee Brewers' John Axford in the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

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Nationals' Michael Morse scores on a Danny Espinosa RBI single in the bottom of the third inning as Braves catcher Brian McCann can't make the tag. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman (right) is greeted by Michael Morse (center) and Bryce Harper (left) after his two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman (right) is greeted by Michael Morse (center) and Bryce Harper (left) after his two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Entering Monday night's game at Toronto, Michael Morse was hitting .188 in 32 at-bats since being activated off the disabled list. Morse hit 31 home runs and had 95 RBI in 2011. (Associated Press)

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Entering Monday night's game at Toronto, Michael Morse was hitting .188 in 32 at-bats since being activated off the disabled list. Morse hit 31 home runs and had 95 RBI in 2011. (Associated Press)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper gets dunked by Michael Morse after he hit a walk-off RBI single in the 12th inning against the Mets. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper gets dunked by Michael Morse after he hit a walk-off RBI single in the 12th inning against the Mets. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Outfielder Michael Morse said of the players on the Class A Potomac Nationals, "This is where the guys here will learn who they are." Morse appeared in two games with Potomac on a rehabilitation assignment. (Associated Press)

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Outfielder Michael Morse said of the players on the Class A Potomac Nationals, "This is where the guys here will learn who they are." Morse appeared in two games with Potomac on a rehabilitation assignment. (Associated Press)

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Michael Morse hit 31 home runs with 95 RBI while batting .303 for the Nationals last season. He's missed the entire 2012 season with a torn right lat muscle, however. (Associated Press)

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What at first was thought to be a minor injury has turned into a prolonged absence for Michael Morse, who hit 31 home runs and had 95 RBI in 2011. (Associated Press)

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What at first was thought to be a minor injury has turned into a prolonged absence for Michael Morse, who hit 31 home runs and had 95 RBI in 2011. (Associated Press)

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Michael Morse hit 31 home runs with 95 RBI while batting .303 for the Nationals last season. He's missed the entire 2012 season with a torn right lat muscle, however. (Associated Press)

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Michael Morse, who hit .303 with 31 home runs and 95 RBI in 2011, hasn't taken a swing this year while recovering from a strained right lat. (Associated Press)

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Michael Morse batted .303 with 31 home runs and 95 RBI for the Nationals in 2011, mostly as the first baseman. This year, he's slotted for left field. (Associated Press)