The Baltimore Orioles continue to work on deals for a pair of players claimed on the waiver wire, Seattle Mariners outfielder Michael Morse and Minnesota Twins outfielder Josh Willingham, reports Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.
It seems unlikely that the Orioles will make trades for both players. Willingham and Morse are both right-handed hitting outfielders with some power. Either player would make a nice platoon partner for Nate McLouth in left against left-handed pitching, while also receiving some at-bats at DH.
Morse and Willingham have both struggled this season; Morse entered Friday batting .226/.283/.410 while Willingham is hitting .211/.345/.385. Morse will be a free-agent at the end of the season, but Willingham is due $7 million in 2014.