Mike Morse acquired by Orioles

Updated: August 30, 2013, 4:03 PM ET
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The Baltimore Orioles continued to gird up for a playoff run by acquiring outfielder/designated hitter Michael Morse from the Seattle Mariners on Friday in exchange for minor league outfielder Xavier Avery.

Morse, 31, was placed on trade waivers and claimed by the Orioles on Wednesday, leaving Baltimore and Seattle 48 hours to strike a deal. Morse will be a free agent at the end of the season, so the Orioles are responsible for roughly $1.25 million of his remaining contract.

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