Found August 30, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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 in April but Morse is batting just .214 with four homers and a .613 OPS in his last 50 games and also missed five weeks with a quadriceps injury.

Willingham claimed off waivers, source says

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...

Orioles claim Twins' Josh Willingham on waivers

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...

Twins' Willingham claimed on waivers

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...

Goodbye Michael Morse, hello Xavier Avery

So long, Michael While I’m sure you know I was in favor of trading Michael Morse before the trade deadline, I am still sad to see him go. In his first tour of duty with the Mariners, Michael was a young, eager shortstop who the M’s pegged to replace the departed Alex Rodriguez who chose to leave Seattle for greener wallets. Morse was a lanky kid who didn’t have a great bat...

Baltimore Orioles acquire Michael Morse for stretch run

The O’s hope to get lots of high-fives from Morse as the 2013 season comes to a head (Photo:Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) The DH-starved Baltimore Orioles have acquired the powerful Michael Morse from Seattle in exchange for minor league OF Xavier Avery. Morse, 31, is having a down year in 2013, hitting only .226 with 13 HR and 27 RBI in 307 at-bats. The O’s are banking on him...

Orioles place claim on Michael Morse, Josh Willingham

getty images 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...

O's Acquire Michael Morse from the Mariners

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...

Links of the Day 8/29/13

Hello, happy Thursday. Josh Willingham was claimed by the Orioles on waivers last night. Will there be a trade? The Champions League group stage draw was today. You can rewatch it here. Huge news from the NFL, where an agreement was reached on the concussion lawsuit. SCOREBOARD MLB Chicago 6, Houston 1 – Good grief, are the Astros bad. Kansas City 8, Minnesota 1 – Remember when...

Orioles acquire OF Morse from M's

Seattle outfielder Michael Morse has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for outfielder Xavier Avery. Baltimore claimed Morse off waivers earlier this week before completing the deal Friday. The 31-year-old Morse hit .226 with 13 homers and 27 RBIs in 76 games for Seattle. He missed 31 games early this season with a broken finger on his right hand. Morse spent the...

Orioles acquire Mike Morse from Mariners

  getty images 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...

Orioles Acquire Michael Morse From Mariners

The Baltimore Orioles claimed outfielder Michael Morse off trade waivers and acquired him in a deal for minor league outfielder Xavier Avery. The Orioles were looking for a right handed bat to put into a lefty dominant lineup, and they apparently found what they were looking for in Morse. The slugger has been battling injuries this season and is having a down year compared to the monster season

Pirates Have Been the Most Aggressive Team Claiming Players

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...

Orioles acquire Morse from the Mariners for Avery

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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