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Pirates Extend Jose Tabata for Six Years

Pirates Extend Jose Tabata for Six Years

According to Enrique Rojas of ESPN, the Pittsburgh Pirates have extended outfielder Jose Tabata for six years and at least $14.75 M guaranteed.  The team also has option years for the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons, which would make the contract a total of nine years and $37.25 M.  Tabata would have normally been a free agent in 2017, so this deal buys three years of control.

The salary breakdown is as follows:

2011: $500,000 ($1 M signing bonus)

2012: $750,000

2013: $1,000,000

2014: $3,000,000

2015: $4,000,000

2016: $4,500,000

No word on the amounts for the 2017-2019 years, except that they would cost $22.5 M if the options were all picked up.  Tabata was originally making $428,000 this year, so the contract gives him a slight raise, plus a $1 M signing bonus.

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