Buzzing on Yahoo Sports:

Pirates RHP Morton agrees to extension

The SportsXchange

Right-hander Charlie Morton agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract extension that includes a team option for 2017, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced 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 a Yahoo! Sports 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.

Win cash prizes, pick a fantasy roster for just one day, join in minutes!

Learn how to play

Contest Entries Entry Fee Prizes Starts (EDT)
EPL $20K Nobody Loses 319/10000 $1 $20000 Saturday 10:00 AM Enter
NBA $15K Tournament [$2K to 1st] 656/3410 $5 $15000 Today 8:00 PM Enter
NBA $10K Tournament [$1K to 1st] 76/455 $25 $10000 Today 8:00 PM Enter
View Comments (0)