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Mariners select Peterson with top pick

DJ Peterson was considered the top all-around college bat in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft as a third baseman out of the University of New Mexico.

The Seattle Mariners hope that says a lot about his big league future.

They selected Peterson, 21, with their top pick (12th overall) Thursday.

“DJ is one of the top college position players in the draft with tremendous athletic ability,” said Mariners scouting director Tom McNamara in a press release. “We look forward to having him in our organization and working his way towards being part of our Major League roster in the

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Morse leaves game

Michael Morse left Tuesday night’s game with a right quad strain. He is day-to-day.

UPDATE: 10:59: Manager Eric Wedge said Morse is unlikely to fly with the team tonight to San Diego. He’ll probably stay in Seattle for some evaluation. Wedge expects Morse to miss a couple days, which will put the Mariners in a tricky spot with Justin Smoak already day-to-day.

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