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Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Morse has been sidelined since March 6 with a strained lat, but he should return to resume baseball activities on Sunday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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**FILE** Washington Nationals outfielder Michael Morse sits on the bench moments before the start of a spring training baseball game against the Atlanta Braves on March 6, 2012, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Morse was scratched off the starting line up because he felt discomfort in his back while warming up. The Nationals won 5-2. (Associated Press)

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Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34), left, Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11), second from left, Washington Nationals left fielder Jason Michaels (12), third from left, and Washington Nationals third baseman Mark Teahen (30), right, watch as Washington Nationals first baseman Michael Morse (38), second from right, takes batting practice during spring training at Space Coast Stadium, Viera, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Washington Nationals' Michael Morse had a career year last season, hitting .303 with 31 homeruns, 95 RBI and a .360 on-base percentage. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Courtesy of Topps, here's the image that will appear on Michael Morse's trading card for the 2012 season.

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Nationals slugger Michael Morse was a career utility player until taking over at first base for Adam LaRoche, who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. He hit his 31st home run of the season Tuesday against Florida. (Associated Press)

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Nationals slugger Michael Morse was a career utility player until taking over at first base for Adam LaRoche, who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury. (Associated Press)

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Washington Nationals' Michael Morse celebrates after launching a three-run, game-winning home run against the Florida Marlins in Miami on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. The Nats won 6-4. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Washington Nationals' Michael Morse celebrates by throwing a rosin bag at teammate Jayson Werth, left, with Jonny Gomes looking on after defeating the Houston Astros 4-3 in 11 innings on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

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Washington Nationals Ryan Zimmerman is greeted at home by teammates Michael Morse and Jayson Werth after hitting a solo homer against Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake in the sixth inning Tuesday, Aug., 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Washington Nationals' Michael Morse grimaces after being hit in the left elbow by a Ryan Dempster fastball in the seventh inning of the Nats' 4-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Washington Nationals' Michael Morse reacts after being hit by a pitch from Chicago Cubs starter Ryan Dempster during the seventh inning of a Thursday. Morse left the game and was taken for X-rays. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS First baseman Michael Morse forced himself into the All-Star picture after taking over for injured Adam LaRoche.

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Washington Nationals' Michael Morse hits a two-run home run during the eighth inning of an interleague baseball game against the Chicago White Sox in Chicago, Friday, June 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Washington Nationals' Michael Morse, right, knees down after striking out as Chicago white Sox catcher Ramon Castro looks to throw a ball during the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, June 25, 2011. The White Sox won 3-0. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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associated press Washington first baseman Michael Morse, acquired from Seattle for outfielder Ryan Langerhans in June 2009, went into last night's game batting .308 with 13 home runs and 45 RBI.

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Nationals first baseman Michael Morse has been a steady power source since taking over for injured Adam LaRoche. He homered twice Wednesday night against St. Louis. (Associated Press)

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Washington Nationals slugger Michael Morse has signed a multiyear extension with the team. He batted .303 with 31 home runs and 95 RBI last season. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

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The Washington Nationals' Michael Morse is greeted at the plate by teammates Laynce Nix, and Danny Espinosa after Morse hit a two-run home run against the San Diego Padres in the second inning. Those two runs were enough for the Nats in this one, as they hung on for the 2-1 victory. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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Washington Nationals first baseman Michael Morse throws his batting helmet in the air as he is cheered by teammates after hitting a walk-off home run against the San Diego Padres on Friday, May 27, 2011. The Nationals won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)