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Morning Mound Visit: Charlie Morton signs with the Braves

Charlie Morton comes home; the lack of Latino coaches; Blake Snell to the Mariners?

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Demetrius Bell | Talking Chop: Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves agreed to a one-year, $15 million contract on Tuesday. Atlanta nearly won the NL pennant in 2020 despite struggles with the rotation, and the team has shored up that weakness with both Drew Smyly and Morton.

Garrett Broshius | The Athletic $: Former minor leaguer turned labor lawyer Garrett Broshuis argues that the lack of Latino coaches in the minors is hurting baseball. Around 30 percent of players are Latino but there’s almost no representation in leadership. Diversity in leadership yields benefits beyond equity, but Latino people seeking to become coaches are disadvantaged as soon as they enter the system.

Kate Preusser | Lookout Landing: The Rays are reportedly open to trading Blake Snell, and one of the spots mentioned as a destination for the Cy Young winner is Seattle. What would it take for Jerry Dipoto to pull this off?