M’s trade Morrow to Blue Jays

The Mariners still are not finished.

In their latest move, the Mariners have traded right-hander

Brandon Morrow to the Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander

Brandon League and minor-league outfielder Johermyn Chavez.

The Jays, who recently traded ace right-hander Roy Halladay

to the Phillies, could use Morrow as a starter or as a closer. From

the Mariners’ perspective, the prospect — likely a

pitcher — could be the key to the deal.

Morrow, 25, was the Mariners’ first-round pick and

fifth overall selection in the 2006 draft. The M’s have used

him as both a starter and reliever and bounced him back and forth

between the majors and minors.

In three major-league seasons, Morrow has yet to throw 70

innings. However, his ERA in 197 2/3 career innings is 3.96, and he

has averaged more than a strikeout per inning.

League, 26, appeared in 67 games for the Jays last season,

posting a 4.58 ERA.