Orioles acquire Seattle OF Morse in exchange for OF Avery

August 30, 2013 | WNST Staff

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The Orioles announced Friday that they have acquired outfielder Michael Morse from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for minor league outfielder 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.

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