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Giants to use Michael Morse as designated hitter

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's impossible to picture now, but Michael Morse, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound slugger, was a shortstop when he was first called up to the big leagues by the Seattle Mariners a decade ago. "That's still funny to me," Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford said. "I still don't really believe him. I need to look at the film, because I'm not sure I buy it." When Crawford sees Morse in the dugout during Game 1, he won't even be carrying a glove. Morse will be the designated hitter on Tuesday, manager Bruce Bochy said. Morse has 33 big league starts as a DH, including four this season. "The big thing for me is not really focusing too much on your at-bats," Morse said of the role....

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