BREAKING: Pirates Sign All-Star To Massive Extension

 From a trade request a few months ago, to a massive, new long-term extension. It's been a roller-coaster ride for Bryan Reynolds and the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2023, but it's finally all culminated in an eight-year deal that will keep Reynolds in the Steel City through 2030.

It's an eight-year, $106.75M contract extension with a team option for 2031 and a 6-team partial no-trade clause.

The big hold-up in getting a deal done over the past several weeks was Reynolds' desire to have an opt-out clause, but the two sides obviously ironed that out.

Insider Jon Heyman provides some more details, including the fact that it's the first nine-figure contract in Pirates history, and the largest extension ever for an outfielder who was drafted out of college.

Reynolds was an All-Star in 2021, batting .302 with a .912 OPS, and followed that up with a career-high 27 home runs last season. He's off to another soaring start for the Bucs this year, batting .294 with five dingers, 18 RBIs and an .872 OPS. 

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