First, it was Drew Smyly, and now Charlie Morton. The Nationals' division rival continues to add to their rotation this offseason.
Morton agreed to a one-year $15 million deal with the Braves Tuesday, first reported by MLB Network's Mark Feinsand. It's the biggest free-agent deal since the offseason began.
Morton, who was a major contributor during the Rays' run to the World Series, joins a starting rotation in Atlanta that's starting to rival the Nationals' group of Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin.
With Morton, Smyly, Max Fried, Mike Soroka and Ian Anderson, the Braves are going to be a very difficult team to score runs on.
Last season, Morton posted a 4.74 ERA in nine starts but was lights out in the ALDS and ALCS. He allowed two earned runs in three starts before the World Series and struck out 17 batters over 15.2 innings.