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Pirates and Starling Marte Agree to Six-Year Deal

Pirates and Starling Marte Agree to Six-Year Deal

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates and left fielder Starling Marte are close on signing a six-year deal.  We heard a few days ago that the Pirates had made two offers to Marte over the Winter and he rejected both of them, but he was still open to negotiate. It sounds like the two sides have resumed talks and a deal may happen soon.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/448823935258595329

Update 10:22am: Well, that was quick. According to Jon Heyman, the deal is done pending physical. The deal includes at least one option year.

https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/448825738246893568

Update 10:27am: Jim Duquette is reporting that deal is for $31,000,000

https://twitter.com/MLBNetworkRadio/status/448828446186409984

Update 10:40am: Multiple sources are now saying it's a six-year deal with two club options. The deal starts in 2014, so this buys out three years of Marte's free agent years....

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