The Washington Nationals announced earlier on Friday that they'd signed first baseman/outfielder Michael Morse to a multi-year extension. Terms and length of the contract were not specified, but now, MLB.com's William Ladson is reporting the two sides' new deal is for two years. Terms are still not clear.
The reported deal would buy out both of Morse's remaining arbitration years, but none of his free agent years. He's still due to become a free agent after the 2013 season.
Washington is still reportedly looking to sign free agent first baseman Prince Fielder. What effect, if any, the signing of Morse will have on those negotiations remains to be seen, but at the very least, the deal gives the Nationals security at first base in the event it is unable to lure Fielder. If Fielder does sign, expect Morse to move to the outfield.
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