3 Braves players who could be on the Reds radar during free agency

Most the Braves core is intact, but Atlanta does have some impending free agents the Reds might be interested in.

Atlanta Braves pitcher Pierce Johnson
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2. Braves pitcher Charlie Morton could be on the Reds radar this offseason

For those Reds fans who are looking for Cincinnati to sign a veteran starter during the offseason, you could do a lot worse than Charlie Morton. Yes, Morton will be 40 years old next season, but the right-hander is still able to get plenty of swings and misses.

Morton isn't a ground ball pitcher, but he did keep it on the ground about 45-percent of the time in 2023. That's a very valuable trait to have when pitching at Great American Ball Park.

If you're looking for a pitcher who has an incredible mix of pitches, how does five sound? Morton throws a four-seamer, curveball, change up, sinker, and cutter while working his velocity anywhere between 95-82 mph according to Baseball Savant.

With so many young and talented hurlers on the Cincinnati pitching staff and within the organization, having a savvy veteran like Charlie Morton could provide invaluable tutulege and leadership for the Reds in 2024.

His numbers in 2023 weren't too bad either. Morton was 14-12 with a 3.64 ERA and 183 punch outs over 163.1 innings of work. Morton has pitched in over 150 innings the past three seasons. He's a workhorse. There's always the possibility that Morton could hang up his cleats at the end of the season, but if not, the Reds should give him a call.