Pirates Agree to Deal With Charlie Morton

Bill Brink of the Post-Gazette reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one year, $2.445 M deal with pitcher Charlie Morton. The deal allows the two sides to avoid Morton’s first year of arbitration. Morton was originally projected for a $2.1 M salary, per MLBTR’s arbitration estimates. The 2012 40-man roster/payroll page has been updated with the new amount.

  • His time as a Pirate is officially dwindling.  Can’t make more than minimum and remain too long.

  • Looks like the Pirates have been $100-200k above the MLBTR’s arbitration estimates on the few arbitration eligible players they have signed to this point. Not sure exactly what that means, just found it interesting.