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The Baltimore Orioles have acquired outfielder Mike Morse from the Seattle Mairners.
Earlier this week the Orioles claimed both Morse and Josh Willingham on waivers in hopes of working out a deal. The Orioles had been seeking upgrades to their lineup, most notable at designated hitter.
Source: Morse is an #Oriole.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 30, 2013
Faced with a 1:30 pm deadline to work out a deal the Orioles were successful in completing a deal with Seattle for the 31-year-old Morse.
In 76 games for the Mariners this season Morse was hitting .226/.283/.410 with 13 home runs and 27 RBI. Over the last three seasons Morse had hit 64 home runs in 346 games with the Washington Nationals.
The Mariners will get a prospect (name not identified at this time) in return.
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The Baltimore Orioles are trying to find ways to add to their lineup.
Michael Morse and Josh Willingham have both been claimed by the Orioles after being placed on revocable waivers. Now the Orioles must find a way to acquire one or both of the players before this weekend comes to a close.
Baltimore is desperate to improve their options at designated hitter which has...
Josh Willingham was claimed off trade waivers by at least one other team a major-league source told the Star Tribune on Wednesday giving the Twins until noon Friday to work out a trade or pull him back.
The source did not reveal which team has been awarded the waiver claim but only one team has the right to negotiate a trade for the 34-year-old slugger. If more than one team claimed...
Earlier this afternoon, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that an unknown team had claimed outfielder Josh Willingham on waivers. Many speculated on who the team that claimed him was, but now we have a definitive answer as to who claimed Willingham.
The Baltimore Orioles are the team who claimed Willingham off waivers, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore...
Minnesota Twins LF Josh Willingham has been claimed on trade waivers by an unknown team, a major-league source told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune's Phil Miller.
According to the report, the source has not revealed which team has won the claim, but only one team is allowed to negotiate a trade for Willingham.
The 6-foot-2 slugger hit .214/.346/.390 in 89 games this summer and...
The Baltimore Orioles acquired Mike Morse on Friday afternoon and on Saturday they made room for him on the active roster.
Morse, 31, was acquired in a trade with the Seattle Mariners for minor league outfielder Xavier Avery.
In order to make room for Morse on the roster the Orioles placed utility player Steve Pearce on the disabled list. Pearce, 30, has been dealing...
The Baltimore Orioles have been claiming players and discussing trades left and right as Sept. 1 has approached. The O's are clearly looking to add a bat, and they remain engaged in trade talks with both the Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins involving outfielders Mike Morse and Josh Willingham, according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
#Orioles remain engaged in ongoing...
Baltimore wasn’t able to come to an agreement with Minnesota for Josh Willingham but the Orioles have added a right-handed power hitter in acquiring Michael Morse from Seattle for Triple-A outfielder Xavier Avery.
Morse unlike Willingham is an impending free agent so the Mariners were perfectly willing to let him go following a very disappointing season. He got off to a big start...
With the waiver trade deadline coming up fast, the remaining contenders are doing their best to shore up their holes. No team has been more active on waivers than the Baltimore Orioles who finally landed the power bat they've been looking for.
Xavier Avery for Mike Morse. O's all in
— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) August 30, 2013
All in? Yeah, not quite. Morse...
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As we know, the Orioles were looking for a bat and they got it this afternoon. They could not get Josh Willingham from the Twins after putting in a claim, so they got Seattle's Michael Morse
Orioles acquire of Michael Morse from Seattle in exchange for minor league OF Xavier Avery
The Orioles today announced that they have acquired OF MICHAEL MORSE from the Seattle...
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Dodgers have acquired Michael Young. Rosenthal is reporting that Young grew up a Dodgers fan and has committed to waiving his No-Trade Clause.
Check back for more information as this develops.
Here is an interesting note from Danny Knobler of CBS Sports:
Orioles active on waiver wire, but teams say the Pirates have been the most aggressive claiming team this month.
— Danny Knobler (@DannyKnoblerCBS) August 29, 2013
The reference to the Orioles follows the news that they won claims on Josh Willingham and Michael Morse. However, the note on the Pirates is the most relevant...
Ken Rosenthal reports that Vic Black is a strong possibility to be the PTBNL in the deal for Marlon Byrd and John Buck.
Sources: Triple A right-hander Vic Black, a reliever, is a strong possibility as the PTBN that the #Pirates are sending to the #Mets.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 28, 2013
Vic Black seems to be the PTBNL.
Last night in my First Pitch column I wrote...
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Source: #Pirates acquire Morneau from #Twins for OF Alex Presley.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 31, 2013
Rumors that the Pirates were interested in Morneau have been floating around for a while, and today is absolutely the last day to add players from outside the team that can be eligible for the playoffs, so obviously if it was...