Nationals select Mike Morse from Syracuse
The Nats selected infielder Mike Morse from Triple-A Syracuse and designated right-handed pitcher Logan Kensing for assignment.
Morse batted .339 (56-for-165) with 12 doubles, three triples, six home runs and 34 RBI in 44 games with Syracuse. He hit safely in his last 12 games with the Chiefs, going 17-for-44 (.386) over that period. The 27-year-old — acquired from Seattle in exchange for outfielder Ryan Langerhans on June 28 — hit a combined .322 (137-for-425) with 26 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 86 RBI in 110 games this season between Syracuse and Tacoma of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League.
In parts of four seasons (2005-08) with Seattle, Morse batted at a .300 (90-for-300) clip with 22 extra-base hits and 37 RBI in 107 contests.
Kensing, 27, went 0-1 with a 10.71 ERA in 17 appearances with Washington.