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12-13-2015, 07:52 PM
Pirates trade Charlie Morton for minor league righty

The Pirates traded right-handed starter Charlie Morton to the Philadelphia Phillies this morning, shedding the salary of an inconsistent pitcher but also removing a pitcher from a rotation they had just tried to strengthen.

In return, the Pirates received minor league right-hander David Whitehead.

Morton was in the final year of a three-year, $21 million contract and would have made $8 million in 2016. Between Morton, Pedro Alvarez and Neil Walker, the Pirates have moved roughly $26 million in salary commitment this offseason, though the addition of Jon Niese in the Walker trade offsets $9 million of that.

Read More: http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/pirates/2015/12/12/Pirates-trade-Charlie-Morton-for-minor-league-righty-David-Whitehead/stories/201512120126

Another good move by the front office. Charlie was too inconsistent and was often injured. Just more dead weight being cut. Jeff Locke better be next.

So many short sentences... :chuckle: