• Mariners land slugger Morse in three-way trade

    Summary of 7 articles · Updated Jan 17, 2013
    The Mariners' search for offensive power led them back to a familiar source Wednesday, with Michael Morse acquired from the Nationals in a three-way deal that sent catcher John Jaso to the A's. The Mariners, A's, and Nationals pulled off a three-way trade, one that likely improves just one of the three teams this year, and potentially makes one team worse, both now and in the future. Morse, 30, returns to the team that acquired him in 2004 from the White Sox. Morse hit .291 with 18 home runs and 62 RBIs last year in an injury-shortened season, playing mostly as a corner outfielder. The A's strengthened their catching situation on Wednesday by acquiring backstop John Jaso from the Mariners in a three-team deal that resulted in them also returning pitching prospect A.J. Cole to the Nationals. His career walk rate of 5.9 percent means he's heavily reliant on batting average to prop up his on-base output, something that failed to materialize last season, when his walk, strikeout, and ground-ball rates all went in the wrong direction.
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    • Mariners pick up Morse from Nats in 3-way deal

      The Seattle Mariners added the power bat they were seeking by acquiring outfielder-first baseman Michael Morse in a three-way trade with the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics, a baseball source confirmed to ESPN.com.
    • A's acquire catcher Jaso, send Cole back to Nats

      The A's strengthened their catching situation on Wednesday by acquiring backstop John Jaso from the Mariners in a three-team deal that resulted in them also returning pitching prospect A.J. Cole to the Nationals.
      Source: MLB.com
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      The Nationals are sending first baseman/outfielder Michael Morse to the Mariners for right-hander A.J. Cole from the A's and two other prospects.
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