Reports: Pirates' Morton agrees to extension
Updated On: Dec 11 2013 01:22:40 PM CST
Right-hander Charlie Morton agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract extension that includes a team option for 2017, Yahoo! Sports reported Wednedsay.
Morton, who was to be eligible for free agency after the 2014 season, will make $4 million in 2014, $8 million in 2015 and 2016, and $9.5 million or a $1 million buyout for 2017, according to the report.
Since Morton was acquired from the Atlanta Braves in 2009, elbow and shoulder injuries have limited him to 338 innings in three seasons. But the 30-year-old pitcher returned in June to post a 7-4 record with a 3.26 ERA in 116 innings spanning 20 starts this past season.