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Pirates Make Starling Marte Extension Official; Contract Details


The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the six year extension for Starling Marte, which was agreed to yesterday. Marte is signed to a six year, $31 M deal with two option years. The deal guarantees one of his free agent years, and buys out control of three of his free agent years.

Jon Heyman has the breakdown of the contract. Marte will receive the following salary amounts:

Signing Bonus: $2 M

2014: $500,000

2015: $1 M

2016: $3 M

2017: $5 M

2018: $7.5 M

2019: $10 M

2020: $12.5 M option

2021: $13.5 M option

Buyout: $2 M

The option years come with escalators, so the overall deal could be greater than above. Right now it looks like Marte’s deal is for a maximum of eight years and $55 M. Yesterday I wrote about how the Pirates could get a huge value from this extension.

The Future Payroll Chart is updated with the extension.

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Tim Williams
Tim Williams
Tim is the owner, producer, editor, and lead writer of PiratesProspects.com. He has been running Pirates Prospects since 2009, becoming the first new media reporter and outlet covering the Pirates at the MLB level in 2011 and 2012. His work can also be found in Baseball America, where he has been a contributor since 2014 and the Pirates' correspondent since 2019.

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