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 Mariners in exchange for minor league OF XAVIER AVERY.
Morse, 31, is a career .284/.338/.479 hitter with 83 homers and 272 RBI in 561 major league games with the Mariners and Washington Nationals. In his major league career, Morse has batted .293/.349/.495 against left-handed pitching. Morse will wear number 38.
Avery, 23, saw action in 32 games for the Orioles in 2012, batting .223/.305/.340 with one home run, six RBI and six stolen bases. Avery split the 2013 season between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk, batting .259/.340/.345 with three homers, 35 RBI and 29 stolen bases.