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.