Updated: January 16, 2013 4:36 PM | By Ronald Blum, The Associated Press, thecanadianpress.com

AP source: Morse headed to Seattle in 3-team trade



A person familiar with the trade says the Washington Nationals have agreed to send Michael Morse to Seattle as part of a three-team deal that would move catcher John Jaso from the Mariners to the Athletics and pitcher A.J. Cole from Oakland to the Nationals.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the trade had not yet been announced. The deal was first reported by The Washington Post.

Morse hit .291 with 18 home runs and 62 RBIs for the Nationals in an injury-plagued season, playing mostly as an outfielder. The NL East champions acquired Denard Span in a trade and contemplated moving the 30-year-old Morse to first base but then re-signed Adam LaRoche. Morse played for the Mariners from 2005-08.

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