Fresh off of a 2-3 performance with two runs in the Pirates 4-1 Opening Day win over the St. Louis Cardinals, Gregory Polanco reportedly has something else fresh today – the ink on his newly-signed contract extension.
According to a report Yahoo! Sports Jeff Passan, Polanco and the team have agreed to a five-year contract extension with club options, locking up the 24-year-old outfielder.
The deal would follow suit with previous moves by the Pirates when they locked up Starling Marte and Andrew McCutchen to team-friendly contract extensions.
Polanco, the popular breakout pick for the Pirates this year, will have his contract start in 2017, according to Passan’s report. Last season, he had a slash of .256/.320/.381 with nine home runs and 27 steals.
Stay tuned to Pittsburgh Sporting News as more details become available.