Seattle Mariners Acquire Outfielder Ryan Langerhans From Washington

Hayato UwaiCorrespondent IJune 28, 2009

VIERA, FL - FEBRUARY 21:  Ryan Langerhans #29 of the Washington Nationals poses during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium on February 21, 2009 in Viera, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Seattle Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik announced today that the M's acquired outfielder Ryan Langerhans from the Washington Nationals in exchange for Mike Morse. He will most likely be on the 25-man roster as soon as third baseman Adrian Beltre hits the disabled list.

Since the M's lost leftfielder Endy Chavez for the season, they were looking to add depth in the outfield. Langerhans will likely be the team's fourth outfielder.

Langerhans, who was originally drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1998, posted .278 batting average, nine home runs, and 40 RBIs for Triple-A Syracuse this season. He never got a call to the big league this year since the Nationals already had depth in the outfield.

Morse, drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2000, posted .312 batting average for Triple-A Tacoma and was a candidate to replace injured Beltre.