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12/11/2013 4:20 P.M. ET

Pirates sign pitcher Charlie Morton to three-year contract

The Pittsburgh Pirates today signed right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton to a three-year contract with a club option for 2017. The announcement was made by Pirates Senior Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington.

Morton went 7-4 with a 3.26 ERA (116.0ip/42er) in 20 starts last season for the Pirates, including a 4-1 record and 2.67 ERA (67.1ip/20er) in his final 11 outings.

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