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Tabata Signs 6-Year Extension

By: Mike Vukovcan
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Pittsburgh (KDKA)- According to Enrique Rojas on ESPNDeportes.com, the Pirates and Tabata have agreed on a 6-year extension.

The deal as reported would cover his two pre-arbitration seasons, three arbitration seasons and one year of free agency.

Rojas says the deal is guaranteed through the 2016 season and includes a restructuring of his contract for 2011. The team has options for 2017, 2018 and 2019 for a total of $37.25 million.

His salary increases to $500,000 this season, along with a $1 million signing bonus in 2011. Tabata will make $750,000 in 2012, $1 million in 2013, $3 million in 2014, $4 million in 2015 and $4.5 million in 2016

He finished eighth in National League Rookie of the Year balloting last year and has played all three outfield positions in the Major Leagues.

The 23-year-old has a .264/.351/.362 line with 14 doubles, four homers and 14 stolen bases this year.


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