With outfielder Nelson Cruz recently signing with the Seattle Mariners, the Baltimore Orioles are now showing interest in free-agent outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.
The #Orioles are showing strong interest in free-agent outfielder Michael Morse, who could replace Nelson Cruz.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 3, 2014
Nightengale would later go on record saying that, after losing out on outfielder Torii Hunter to the Minnesota Twins, the Texas Rangers are also showing interest in the 32-year-old utility man.
During the 2014 season, Morse had a slash line of .279/.336/.475 with 16 home runs and 48 runs batted in, along with a .293 batting average against right-handed pitchers. Morse also produced a .355 wOBA and a 133 wRC+, along with a 1.0 fWAR.
Over the span of his ten-year major-league career, Morse put up a career slash line of .281/.335/.473 with 99 home runs and 281 runs batted in with the Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants.