Pirates, Gregory Polanco agree to five-year extension

Monday April 4th, 2016

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The Pirates and outfielder Gregory Polanco have agreed to a five-year contract extension with two opt-out clauses, the team announced Tuesday.

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Passan, the deal will be worth more than $30 million.

Polanco hit .228 with nine home runs and 52 RBIs in 2015 and would have been arbitration-eligible in 2018. In 2014, Polanco reportedly rejected a seven-year extension that would have kept him in Pittsburgh through the 2024 season.

– Kenny Ducey

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