Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/18/13
The Seattle Mariners have a long history of dipping back into their past -- pitchers Jeff Nelson and Norm Charlton as well as outfielders Ken Griffey Jr. and Raul Ibanez have all had two or more turns in Seattle. The same is now true for Mike Morse, who recently came to the Mariners as part of a three-team trade with the Washington Nationals and the Oakland A's. The difference is that Morse isn't coming back to the Pacific Northwest at the end of a big-time career. He spent parts of four seasons in Seattle, but didn't come of age until after a 2009 trade to Washington. In the last three years he has hit 64 homers, and the Mariners are counting on that kind of clout. Morse missed 60 games last year, mostly because of back injuries, and he finished with 18 homers while averaging .291. A year earlier, in his first full big-league season, he had a .303 average and 31 bombs. "I didn't get to play spring training," Morse said in describing his injury troubles in 2012. "When I got ...
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