The first ‘nine-figure contract’ in Pittsburgh Pirates history appeared.
Local media such as the ‘Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’ said on the 26th (Korean time) that Pittsburgh has agreed to an eight-year, $106.75 million contract with outfielder Brian Reynolds.
Starting with an annual salary of $6.75 million in the 2023 season, the annual salary increases by $10 million in 2024, 12 million in 2025, 14 million in 2026, and $15 million from 2027 to 2030.
The deal also includes a $20 million option for the 2031 season. If all of these options are exercised, the amount will increase to $124.75 million. Buyout is $2 million.
According to local media, this contract is the first nine-digit ($100 million) contract in Pirates history. At the same time, he also set the record for the highest contract extension of any college drafted outfielder.
Reynolds, who acquired Andrew McCutchen in January 2018 in return for giving it away to the San Francisco Giants, has since grown into the team’s flagship player.토토사이트
He had a batting average of 0.282, on-base percentage of 0.359, and slugging percentage of 0.484 in 515 games over five seasons. He was voted an All-Star in 2021.
This season as well, he played the role of the team’s leading hitter with a batting average of 0.294, on-base percentage of 0.319, slugging percentage of 0.553, 5 home runs and 18 RBIs in 22 games.
Originally, he was scheduled to qualify for free agency after the 2025 season, but he has recently been negotiating a contract extension with the Pirates club, but it has not been smooth. He even asked for a trade in December of last year.
At the start of the season, both sides agreed on the amount, but the final agreement collapsed due to disagreements over whether or not to include the opt-out clause.
Even the agreement reached this time did not include opt-out. Instead, it looks like an agreement was reached to include a no-trade clause for the six teams.