Tuesday, May 7

Bryan Reynolds, Pirates, finalize $106.75M, 8-year deal

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates are constructing round outfielder Bryan Reynolds.

Pittsburgh and the 28-year-old change hitter finalized the most important deal in franchise historical past on Wednesday, a $106.75 million, eight-year contract.

The settlement was introduced lower than 5 months after Reynolds requested a commerce. The Pirates insisted they have been dedicated to maintaining Reynolds within the fold and ultimately, the 2 sides got here to an settlement on a contract that might hold Reynolds in Pittsburgh for the remainder of the last decade.

The deal features a membership possibility for 2031 that might make the settlement value $124.75 milliion over 9 years and a restricted six-team no-trade provision.

“Throughout this process, one thing that I always made clear to Bryan was just how much we appreciate him as a player and person, and how important he is to our future success,” Pirates chairman Bob Nutting stated in a press release. “Today is another important step forward for our organization.”

Reynolds got here to Pittsburgh in January 2018 as a part of a commerce that despatched star outfielder Andrew McCutchen to San Francisco. Reynolds made his main league debut on April 20, 2019, and has been one of many few fixtures for a membership within the midst of a bottom-up overhaul orchestrated by basic supervisor Ben Cherington.

Reynolds, who made the All-Star staff in 2021, is a profession .282 hitter. He is batting .294 with 5 house runs and 18 RBIs by means of 22 video games for Pittsburgh, which at 16-8 was off to the franchise’s greatest begin since 1992.

Reynolds had been scheduled to earn $6.75 million within the second season of a $13.5 million, two-year contract and would have been eligible at no cost company after the 2025 season.

Instead, Reynolds will obtain a $2 million signing bonus payable inside 30 days of the contract’s approval by the commissioner’s workplace and salaries of $6.75 million this yr, $10 million in 2024, $12 million in 2025, $14 million in 2026 and $15 million in every of the next 4 seasons. Pittsburgh’s 2031 possibility is for $20 million with a $2 million buyout.

He will get a resort suite on highway journeys beginning with the 2024 season.

Reynolds would get a $250,000 bonus for profitable NL MVP, $150,000 for second and $100,000 for third, $75,000 for a Silver Slugger, $50,000 for election or choice to the All-Star Game or for profitable World Series MVP, and $25.000 every for a Gold Glove or League Championship Series MVP.

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