Breaking: Charlie Morton is in agreement on a one-year, $15 million deal with the Atlanta Braves, sources tell @JeffPassan
BREAKING: Charlie Morton has agreed to terms on a one-year, $15 million deal with the Braves. The deal was negotiated by Andrew Lowenthal and BB Abbott of Jet Sports. It’s the largest free agent contract so far this offseason.
The Atlanta Braves and right-handed starter Charlie Morton are closing in on a deal, sources tell ESPN.
#Braves Sign RHP Charlie Morton:
Braves’ potential rotation:
Braves' 2021 rotation:
1. Max Fried
2. Mike Soroka
3. Charlie Morton
4. Drew Smyly
5. Ian Anderson
Depth: Kyle Wright, Bryse Wilson. Atlanta will be in a formidable position, in defending its NL East titles.
Source confirms: Free-agent RHP Charlie Morton in agreement with Braves on one-year, $15M contract. First: @Feinsand
Charlie Morton is returning to the Braves for the first time since being traded to the Pirates in the 2009 Nate McLouth trade. He was taken in the third round of the 2002 Draft, within which Atlanta also selected Francoeur and McCann.
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Charlie Morton to sign one-year, $15M deal with Braves, per @Feinsand
Charlie Morton ➡️ ATL
2021 #Braves' projected rotation:
Charlie Morton made his MLB debut on June 14, 2008, pitching for the Braves at the Angels
Here are the starting lineups from that game
Some *very* fun names!
Adding Morton, after signing Drew Smyly to one-year, $11M deal last week, gives aggressive #Braves an impressive rotation with Max Fried, Ian Anderson and Mike Soroka expected back by first month of season and perhaps Opening Day. Kyle Wright, Bryse Wilson are other options.
Since 2017, Charlie Morton owns the 12th-best ERA among pitchers with 500+ innings.
Free agency is moving along, with Charlie Morton signing with Atlanta, Mets after some big names like Springer and others. Yankees quiet at the moment.
The #Braves drafted Charlie Morton 95th overall on June 5, 2002.
Altlanta’s lineup that day:
SS - Rafael Furcal
1B - Julio Franco
RF - Gary Sheffield
LF - Chipper Jones
CF - Andruw Jones
3B - Vinny Castilla
2B - Keith Lockhart
C - Henry Blanco
SP - Greg Maddux
CL - John Smoltz
Thanksgiving 1995: 🔥
The Lions beat the Vikings 44-38. Herman Moore, Johnnie Morton & Brett Perriman all had 100 yards receiving. Mitchell had 410 yards passing & Barry had 138 yards rushing.
*1995 Detroit Offense, The Greatest Show on Turf no one talks about. Look it up. 👀 https://t.co/oztOAp7nwD
Charlie Morton is headed to Atlanta.
Since 2017, the new @Braves
pitcher is 47-18, has twice been to the World Series & twice to the All-Star Game.
But, his talent goes beyond baseball.
Morton, 37, was 2-2 with a 4.74 ERA and 1.395 WHIP in nine starts with Tampa Bay in 2020 and had 42 strikeouts and 10 walks in 38 innings. This after going 46-16 with a 3.24 ERA and 1.141 WHIP during 2017-2019 and helping the Astros win the World Series in 2017.
Atlanta and Cincinnati played each other in the playoffs this year.
One team just signed Charlie Morton.
The other team is apparently considering trading Sonny Gray.
These feel like different directions.
Morton over past four seasons: 47-18 with 3.34 ERA in 97 starts, with 646 strikeouts in 546 1/3 innings.
Postseason career: 7-3 with a 3.38 ERA in 13 games (12 starts).
He was a World Series champ in 2017, an All-Star in 2018 and 2019, was 3rd in AL Cy Young balloting in 2019.
Great day plotting Morton #9! It takes place in December 2019, following on from The Sterling Affair.
#MortonFarrier #Genealogical #Crime #Mystery
I never expected Charlie Morton returning to the #Rays. The shock would have been if he did return. I wish him and his family well.
What a terrible day for #Rays fans
1. Charlie Morton is gone and signed with the Braves
2. Wander Franco is injured
3. Randy Arozarena was arrested in Mexico.
I’m done with today goodnight
thank you charlie. thank you for an incredible 2 years and thank you for all your big performances. thank you for game 7 of the alcs. thank you for being charlie freakin' morton https://t.co/sySmWWp0f9