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Tampa Bay Rays sign RHP Charlie Morton to 2 year deal, report says

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Dec 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-12 16:42:23-05

The Tampa Bay Rays have signed free agent RHP Charlie Morton to a 2-year deal worth $30 million with an option for a third year, reports say.

Marc Topkin first broke the news on the contract details.

Morton, though he is 35 years old, is considered one of the big names in free agency this offseason after two good years with Houston.

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In his time with the Astros, Morton posted a 3.36 ERA in 55 starts and averaged 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings. He is the latest addition to a Rays team that was already fourth in the MLB in runs allowed.

Morton also has valuable playoff experience and had a 1.74 ERA in two games against the Dodgers that helped the Astros capture the World Series title.

The Rays are still after a bat to add to the lineup as well.