Orioles Claim Mike Morse Off Waivers Because Why Not
If you’re a former Washington Nationals slugger, odds are you’re going to get claimed on waivers by the Baltimore Orioles. Man, Dmitri Young is going to look awesome in orange in black.
Wednesday night we learned that the O’s claimed slugger Josh Willingham from the Twins and are working on a deal to being him to Charm City. Thursday morning Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported that Mariners outfielder/first baseman Mike Morse had also been claimed by the Birds.
2013 hasn’t been Morse’s year, he’s hit just .226/.238/.410 with 13 home runs in 307 plate appearances after hitting .295/.347/.492 a season ago. He missed five weeks this season with a quad injury.
The Orioles have 48 hours to strike a deal with Seattle for Morse. He would likely come to Baltimore for less than Willingham given his numbers this season and the fact that he’s a free agent at the end of the year.
Baltimore is 5-6 in their last 11 games and have scored an average of 4.90 runs per game over that span. Again, pitching is their weakness. I suppose these claims are in hopes of helping the Birds win more 8-7, 7-6 type games.