Geoff Baker is on vacation and Larry Stone is otherwise occupied at the moment.

But we wanted to make sure to pass along the news of the day, that the Mariners have acquired outfielder/first baseman Michael Morse from Washington in a three-team deal that sent catcher/first baseman John Jaso to Oakland.

Here are some details.

Mariner general manager Jack Zduriencik and Morse each just spoke to the media, and Morse, who played for the M's from 2005-08, said "I'm so excited, words can't describe what me and my family are going through right now. Seattle gave me my first shot and this is where I became a man so I'm glad to be back home."