The Mariners have acquired 30-year old righty swinging OF/1B Mike Morse from the Washington Nationals in a three team deal in which they sent catcher John Jaso to the A’s. The Nationals got two pitching prospects (A.J. Cole and Blake Treinen) and a player to be named later from the A’s to finish up this deal. Morse played in 102 games for the Nationals last year and he was 118 of 406 (.291 avg, .791 OPS) with 53 runs scored, 18 homers, 62 RBIs and 0 stolen bases. He has now played in 485 games in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 456 of 1,546 (.295 avg, .839 OPS) with 199 runs scored, 70 homers, 245 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Morse spent his first four years in the majors with the Mariners, playing in 107 games in which he was 90 for 300 (.300 avg, .762 OPS) with 33 runs scored, 3 homers, 37 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Morse will likely take over as the Mariners’ starting RF in 2013 and they need the power. 29-year old lefty swinging catcher John Jaso played in 108 games for the Mariners last year and he was 81 of 294 (.276 avg, .850 OPS) with 41 runs scored, 10 homers, 50 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. The Mariners will need to find a new catcher, but this was a deal that they had to make as Morse has a nice power bat.