Where Morse plays in 2014 

December, 10, 2013
Michael Morse is on the wrong side of 30 -- he turns 32 in March -- and is coming off a frustrating, injury-plagued season that went poorly in Seattle and only got worse after a late-season trade to Baltimore. Throw in the fact that he was among the worst defensive outfielders in the game, finishing with a -16 in defensive runs saved, and it's questionable whether the veteran slugger can be anything more than a DH from this point forward.

While the market isn't great for Morse this winter, several teams are reportedly interested, even with Morse looking for a one-year deal in the $7-8 million range.

One of them is the Houston Astros. Brian McTaggart of MLB.com writes Tuesday evening that Morse would fill the Astros' need for a first basemen if healthy.