Seattle Mariners trade rumors have the team dealing Michael Morse to the Baltimore Orioles. These Mariners trade rumors appeared to be coming all week, especially after the Orioles claimed Morse off waivers. According to a report from Friday (August 30), the team will receive outfielder Xavier Avery in exchange for the veteran outfielder.
This actually appears to be a pretty good deal for the Mariners, as Avery is currently rated as the No. 10 prospect in the Orioles' system. As Morse was likely heading to free agency at the end of the current season, the Mariners were able to acquire a player that could be part of the system for a few more years.
This was a pretty disappointing season for Morse, even though he had started out very hot after a successful Spring Training. The problem was that he could never stay healthy and ended up posting a .226 batting average with 13 home runs and 27 RBIs. Fans should not be surprised if he ends up doing very well in Baltimore, especially if he finally gets healthy again.
As for Xavier Avery coming back in these Seattle Mariners trade rumors, he posted a .259 batting average with 29 stolen bases in 120 games this season. They all came at the Double-A and Triple-A level, but his speed could be something that the Mariners use as a weapon in the future. It's possible that he could even get called up at some point in September.
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