The Pittsburgh Pirates and 28-year-old left fielder Bryan Reynolds have agreed on an 8-year, $106.75 million extension, with a club option for 2031, according to MLB insider Robert Murray. Reynolds, who is currently hitting .294 with 5 home runs and 184 RBI, and boasts an impressive OPS of .872, is undoubtedly one of the Pirates’ most valuable assets. His stats place him within the top 40 or higher in the MLB this season.
Reynolds has had a stellar career thus far, playing in 516 games, with 1862 at-bats, 287 runs, 525 hits, 102 doubles, 19 triples, 79 home runs, 257 RBI, 203 walks, and 455 strikeouts. This contract extension is a clear indication that the Pirates are committed to building their team around the talented outfielder, hoping to reap the rewards of his consistent performance.
Locking in a player of Reynolds’ caliber is a major win for the Pirates organization, and the long-term contract ensures stability and continuity for the team. The Pirates currently sit top of the NL Central, having 16 wins and 7 losses, currently on a 8-2 run in their last 10.
The Pirates are off to a hot start but the Sportsbooks are not trusting their form, giving them +400 odds to just make playoffs this season. They currently have the most wins of anyone in the NL and the second most in the entire league only behind the Rays who are 20-3.