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McCutchen to receive $37 million in final three years of $51.5 million contract

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen will go from making $500,000 in the first year of his new six year, $51.5 million contract to $14 million in year six. A deal that is heavily back loaded. McCutchen will make $37 million in the final three years of the deal with the opportunity to make $51.75 million in the final four years of the deal if the Pirates pickup the club option in 2018, extending the deal to seven years. Contract Breakdown: | 2012: $500,000 | 2013: $4.5 million | 2014: $7.25 million | 2015: $10 million | 2016: $13 million | 2017: $14 million | 2018: $14.75 club option or $1 million buyout

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