Found December 19, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have quickly fixed the logjam in their offense that was created when they signed Josh Hamilton by dealing designated hitter Kendrys Morales to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for starting pitcher Jason Vargas. The trade will allow the team to keep Peter Bourjos (who Jon Heyman predicted would now be the team's center fielder), along with getting a glove away from Mark Trumbo and putting him at DH. This trade seems a little bit odd from both standpoints. After playing in just 51 games in 2010 after breaking his leg, Morales missed all of 2011, returning to the Angels for a full 2012 season. The 29-year old largely scuffled through the season, hitting 22 homers with a .787 OPS as the Angels' primary DH. Now, he'll head to a Seattle team that already has a full-time DH in Jesus Montero, perhaps indicating that Montero will see more time behind the plate in 2013 and that Justin Smoak's playing time at first base will drastically dec...
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