Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/23/14
The Washington Nationals have traded outfielder Michael Morse to the Seattle Mariners in a three-team trade that sends Mariners catcher John Jaso to Oakland, and A's prospect AJ Cole to the Nationals. Oakland will also be sending a player to be named later to the Nationals. It's a reunion of sorts for both Morse and Cole, who were originally members of their new organizations before being dealt in prior deals. Morse had outlived his usefulness in Washington after the team traded for center fielder Denard Span and re-signed first baseman Adam LaRoche this winter. With Morse hitting the free agent market next winter, there was no place for him on the team with the two positions he can concievably play (left field and first base) both occupied. Morse missed 60 games for the Nationals last season while dealing with a lat strain that kept him out for the first two months of the season, and when he returned, he posted a .791 OPS with 18 homers. However, poor baserunning and de...
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