PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Pirates officially announced that they have signed outfielder Jose Tabata to a six-year extension Sunday morning.
According to a press release from the Pirates, the six-year extension will run through the 2016 season. However, the Pirates also have a club option for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons.
So far this season, Tabata is hitting .267 with four home runs and 17 RBI in 75 games. He also has 15 stolen bases and 44 runs scored.
Tabata was acquired from the Yankees in 2008 along with Daniel McCutchen, Ross Ohlendorf and Jeff Karstens. The Pirates gave up Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte in the deal.
According to an ESPNDeportes.com report earlier this week, the deal is reportedly worth $37.25 million.