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Pirates lock up Gregory Polanco on a 5-year extension

Multiple outlets are reporting the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a five-year contract extension with outfielder Gregory Polanco.

The deal is worth $35 million, and more than $60 million if two club options are exercised, according to FOXSports.com.

This deal reportedly begins in 2017 and would keep Polanco under club control through the 2023 season if the team exercises both of its options.

Polanco, 24, went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in the Pirates' 4-1 season-opening win over the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park.


A year ago, in his first full season in the majors, he batted .256 with nine home runs and 27 stolen bases last season.


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