Morse sits out day after hand gets hit by pitch

Morse sits out day after hand gets hit by pitch

PHILADELPHIA -- Outfielder Michael Morse was not able to play against the Phillies on Saturday after being hit on the right hand by a Kyle Kendrick pitch the day before. X-rays were negative, and Morse is considered day to day.

Morse did not take batting practice and is not expected to play until Tuesday against the Marlins. After Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Phillies, Morse was seen with a soft cast on is right hand.

Morse said before the game that his hand hurts when he grips a bat.

"We are probably on a day-to-day basis," manager Davey Johnson said before Saturday's loss. "It's going to be up to Michael. He got hit pretty good."