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Morse Getting it Done at Shortstop

TACOMA, Wash. - Doubters Beware! Michael Morse continues to defy expectations with his success as the everyday shortstop for the Tacoma Rainiers. The 6-foot-5 infielder has worked hard to improve defensively, and is contributing solidly to the Rainiers' offense in his first year at the Triple-A level. Find out what's driving this 23-year-old to make the majors at a position that few people believed he could handle.

"Just to be clear, he couldn't play shortstop for your beer league team. You'd hide him in left field and pray to God that the team had a bunch of left-handed pull hitters. Reactions to watching him range to his right vary from ‘I could have gotten that' to ‘a paraplegic hippo makes that play' as the ball bounces into the outfield. Toss in a general malaise in the field, consistent lack of...

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