The New York Yankees have interest in trading for Washington Nationals outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse, sources tell ESPNNewYork.com.
Morse, 30, is available because sources tell ESPN that the Nationals just re-signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year deal. The Nationals have Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth and Denard Span in their starting outfield.
Several teams likely will be interested in the powerful Morse.
Washington’s looking for a lefty reliever, but Boone Logan by himself surely isn’t close to enough for Morse. So it’d probably take at least one decent prospect in addition, depending on the demand for him and the fact that Washington really doesn’t have to trade him.
I don’t want to see the Yankees overpaying in talent for him. But I think it’ll take a decent bit of talent to get him.