ATLANTA -- Outfielder Michael Morse, who is on the disabled list because of a torn left lat muscle, played in an extended spring game as a designated hitter on Friday in Viera, Fla. Morse homered and had an RBI single.
According to manager Davey Johnson, Morse didn't have any problems during a throwing session. Throwing has been Morse's biggest problem while dealing with the injury.
Starting Monday, Morse is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Potomac. He is shooting to rejoin the Nats on June 8 against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.