The 28-year old outfielder has worn No. 28 for 130 games over the last two seasons for the Nationals, but he'll have to give that up because among the other perks in Jayson Werth's contract, he has it written into the contract that he gets to wear the No. 28, the same number he wore in Philadelphia.
FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal has more details from Werth's seven-year, $126 million contract with the Nationals. In addition to keeping his number, Weerth will get $500,000 for his first MVP with the Nats and $200,000 for finishing second through fifth. He would receive $1 million if he wins a second MVP and $1.5 million for every subsequent MVP.
Morse had a pretty good season in 2010, hitting .289/.352/.519 with 15 home runs and 41 RBI in 98 games, but now projects to backup Werth in right field. He can play first base, and the Nationals are still looking for one of those.
-- C. Trent Rosecrans