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Pirates ink Bryan Reynolds to 8 year, $106.75 million extension

The Pittsburgh Pirates and star outfielder Bryan Reynolds have agreed on an eight-year, $106.75 million extension, the largest contract in franchise history. The deal includes a $20 million club option in 2031 that could push the deal in total to nine years, $124.75 million.


Pirates deal All-Star Adam Frazier to SD

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded All-Star second baseman Adam Frazier to the San Diego Padres. The Pirates will receive RHP Michell Miliano, SS Tucupita Marcano and OF Jack Suwinski in the deal for the 29 old Frazier who leads baseball in hits.


Pirates earning high marks for top value picks on Day 2

The Pirates strategy of going under slot with the No. 1 overall pick, saw them have a great day on paper in Day 2 of the draft. Pittsburgh’s first four picks of the draft in Day 2 has seen the organization earn high marks from every corner. Among the four, Pittsburgh Selected High Schoolers LHP Anthony Solomento, OF Lonnie White Jr, a Penn State football recruit, RHP/SS Bubba Chandlier, a Clemson football recruit, and RHP Owen Kellington. Solomento, White Jr and Chandlier had first round grades from Baseball America.

“The first four players we took today out of the high school group, those are guys that we had targeted that we really liked,” said GM Ben Cherington. “Really excited to get all of them and we had them all rated pretty highly on our board.”

Pittsburgh expects to sign all four.


2021 MLB Draft Top-10 Picks

1. PIT C Henry Davis
2. TEX RHP Jack Leiter
3. DET RHP Jackson Jobe
4. BOS SS Marcelo Mayer
5. BAL OF Colton Cowser
6. ARI SS Jordan Lawlar
7. KC LHP Frank Mozzicato
8. COL OF Ben Mongomery
9. LAA RHP SAm Bachman
10. NYM RHP Kumar Rocker