The Pittsburgh Pirates have already had a rough season and it has not even started yet as they have lost newly acquired A.J. Burnett for about two months after he took a ball to the face earlier this week. However, the Pirates have won big for the future of the team.
The Pirates and the very-talented center fielder Andrew McCutchen have come to an agreement on a six-year contract extension that is worth $51.5 million and has a club option for a seventh-year at $14.75 million.
The deal is still pending a physical but it is expected to be announced Tuesday.
The Pirates now have McCutchen under lock until 2018. McCutchen joins fellow outfielder Jose Tabata in the long-term outfield future as he signed a contract through the 2019.
McCutchen was selected 11th in the 2005 draft and has been with the team since 2009. He has played in 420 games averaging .276/.365/.458 and with an OPS of .822 for his career. With that, he has also hit 51 homers and collected 199 RBIs and 78 steals.
With the Pirates completing this deal, it looks like they could be poised for a World Series in the latter part of this decade.
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