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Braves, Charlie Morton agree to a $20M one-year extension deal

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Braves, Charlie Morton agree to a $20M one-year extension deal

  • Braves
Sep 07
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The Atlanta Braves seem to have kept veteran pitcher Charlie Morton for at least another year.

The team announced on Monday that the 37-year-old pitcher agreed to extend his stay in Atlanta until 2022, with a $20 million club option for 2023 with no buyout.

Morton came back to Atlanta, where he made his MLB debut in 2008, to a one-year, $15 million contract in free agency.

Braves’ catcher Travis d’Arnaud praised Morton for his character and vital presence for the team.

“I don’t think any moment is too big for him,” d’Arnaud said. “Whenever we need him, he always shows up.”

The two-time All-Star instead redirected the spotlight back to his teammates.

“It’s not really about yourself. It’s about what’s best for the team,” said Morton. “Those guys have been grinding. Every year now, the starters are going fewer innings and bullpens are having to wear it. It’s nice to feel like I’ve done my part in that regard.”

Morton played in the 2020 World Series with the Tampa Bay Rays after defeating Houston Astros 4-3 in the ALCS. However, the Rays were defeated by the Dodgers in the World Series.

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