On Monday, the group revealed that they have signed right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton to an one-year, $20 million contract extension that likewise consists of a $20 million club alternative for the 2023 season.
Braves indication Charlie Morton to an one-year agreement extension.
After investing the previous two seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays, Morton reached unlimited complimentary company last winter season. That was when the Braves dove in to reinforce their rotation, handing him an one-year deal worth $15 million.
The Braves needed Morton to man the top of the beginning rotation, specifically with Mike Soroka provided for the 2021 season after he re-tore his Achilles tendon. Morton lived up to those expectations this year, and is being handsomely rewarded for his efforts.
Through 28 starts this season, Morton taped a 3.47 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP, 185 strikeouts and 51 walks over 158.0 innings of work.
Regardless of whether the Braves clinch a postseason miss out on or berth out on the playoffs entirely, the front workplace decided that Morton has played all right for the team to buy the pitcher for an optimum of two years, worth up to $40 million.
Charlie Morton has actually signed an one-year, $20 million contract extension with the Atlanta Braves that includes a $20 million club choice for 2023.
— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) September 6, 2021.
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The Atlanta Braves revealed that they have actually signed beginning pitcher Charlie Morton to an one-year contract extension on Monday.
The Atlanta Braves hold onto a narrow lead over the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets with less than a month staying in the routine season. Ahead of the postseason, the Braves chose to rewarded one of their beginning pitchers with more cash.