SEATTLE -- Mariners' utility player Mike Morse, who was
recently optioned to Triple-A Tacoma, tore cartilage in his right
knee and will have arthroscopic surgery this week, the team said
Morse was sent down to Tacoma when Seattle acquired veteran
Eduardo Perez in a trade with Cleveland. He was injured during
Tacoma's game on Saturday against Fresno, but played Sunday, before
sitting out Monday.
Before he was sent down, Morse was hitting .381 in 10 games with
the Mariners, but had just one at-bat since June 16.
Injured center fielder Jeremy Reed will also see a hand
specialist Wednesday to get a second opinion on his broken right
thumb. An initial CT scan revealed the break and surgery was
Reed was injured in Sunday's 4-3 loss to Colorado, diving for a
sinking liner from Brad Hawpe in the 11th inning. Reed initially
thought the thumb was dislocated, and left the game when the pain
became too severe.
But Reed doesn't second-guess his decision to make the diving
"I'll never second-guess anything I do on the field," he said
before Tuesday's game, his first comments since the injury. "It is
what it is ... and I'll probably play the same way when I get back
out on the field."
Reed was placed on the 15-day disabled list and Shin-Soo Choo
was called up from Tacoma to take Reed's roster spot.