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Sports Two-time All-Star pitcher Charlie Morton signs one-year, $15 million deal with the Braves

06:45  25 november  2020
06:45  25 november  2020 Source:   usatoday.com

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The Braves have signed their second veteran starter in as many weeks, announcing on Tuesday And of course, Morton is just one year removed from a third-place Cy Young finish with the Rays in Morton joins southpaw Drew Smyly, who inked a one - year deal worth M last week, as two new

The Braves have signed starting pitcher Charlie Morton to a one - year , $ 15 million deal , the team announced Tuesday morning. Now Morton will help the Braves contend for another postseason appearance. Atlanta drafted Morton in 2002, and he made his major-league debut with the club in

The Atlanta Braves have wasted little time in hitting the free agent market aggressively, bolstering their starting rotation in the process.

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Right-hander Charlie Morton on Tuesday signed a one - year , $ 15 million contract with the Atlanta Braves , further boosting the rotation of a team that The two - time All - Star won his only World Series ring in 2017 with the Astros, with whom he was 29-10 with a 3.36 ERA in 55 starts over two seasons.

Veteran All - Star Charlie Morton has signed a one - year , $ 15 million contract with the Atlanta Braves , the team announced Tuesday morning. After being part of the scandal-scarred 2017 Astros World Series team, Morton earned All - Star honors the next two seasons, first with Houston and then

Right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton signed a one-year, $15 million deal with the Braves, the club announced on Tuesday. The Braves signed lefty Drew Smyly to a one-year, $11 million contract last week.

“It’s swing and miss stuff,” Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. “There’s a theme there with both Charlie and with Drew. Power swing-and-miss stuff, in the postseason it certainly plays.”

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The deal for Morton is the largest free agent contract so far this offseason. The Tampa Bay Rays had the chance to retain him if they exercised their club option for the same amount, but they chose to decline it.

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Morton, who turned 37 earlier this month, joins a formidable rotation that includes LHP Max Fried, RHP Mike Soroka, Smyly and RHP Ian Anderson.

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The Atlanta Braves have added another veteran arm to their rotation by signing two - time All - Star Charlie Morton to a $ 15 million , one - year deal . The Braves relied on their young starting pitchers to move within one game of the World Series this year, falling to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7

The Braves made the first notable move of the free-agent season, signing Charlie Morton to a one - year , $ 15 million deal , bringing one of Tampa’s There is a profound gap there. You start with the freshly minted MVP (and perennial Mets slaughterer), Freddie Freeman. There is Ronald Acuna Jr

Morton was 2-2 with a 4.74 ERA in nine starts with the Rays last season, and he is 5-1 with a 2.10 ERA in his last six postseason starts with the team.

Since 2017, Morton is 47-18 with a 3.34 ERA in 97 starts. His 47 wins over this stretch are sixth most in baseball. He was an All-Star in 2018 and 2019, and won a World Series title in 2017 with the Houston Astros. He was originally a third round pick of Atlanta in the 2002 draft.

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White Sox now the team to beat in the AL Central after making their moves .
In a span of 12 hours, the White Sox traded for Lance Lynn and signed right fielder Adam Eaton and are now the team to beat in the AL Central.Their rebuild is officially over.

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