Braves sign Charlie Morton to one-year deal

Braves sign Charlie Morton to one-year deal

The Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the veteran right-hander.

An in demand starting pitcher is off the board as Charlie Morton is heading to Atlanta. The Braves have agreed to a one-year $15 million deal with the 37-year old righty per Mark Feinsand.

Atlanta has acquired a quality starting pitcher in Charlie Morton. There were concerns about the Braves pitching staff last season and the injuries to that group only made them more apparent. Atlanta tried to supplement that group with Cole Hamels and Felix Hernandez. These signings did not go according to plan as Hamels only appeared in one game while Hernandez decided not to play in 2020.

Charlie Morton has spent the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays after a two year stint with the Houston Astros. Morton had a career year in 2019 with Tampa, compiling a 3.05 ERA and 1.084 WHIP in 194.2 innings. Morton should be a productive, reliable, and dependable veteran presence for the Braves in 2021.

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