Pirates Sign Infielder To Huge Contract Extension

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Ke'Bryan Hayes to an eight-year, $70 million contract extension. This is now the largest contract in Pirates history.

With this contract, Hayes will be a member of the Pirates for a very long time. Besides this being an eight-year deal, it also has the chance to be even longer, as he also has a club option for the 2030 campaign, too. 

Hayes just completed his second season in the majors in 2021. In 96 games, he had six home runs, 38 RBIs, and a .257 batting average. As a rookie, he was simply magnificent, as he had five home runs, 11 RBIs, and a spectacular .376 batting average. With this, he is viewed as being an infielder with a high degree of potential.

Nevertheless, this is a major move for both Hayes and the Pirates. It will be intriguing to see how much Hayes improves as he gains more experience in the sport's most competitive league. 

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