Pirates and Bryan Reynolds Yet to Settle on Contract


April 1

Bryan Reynolds and the Pittsburgh Pirates have yet to agree on a contract extension, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Reports indicate that money and term have been agreed to, but an opt-out clause is holding up the deal. Apparently, the contract being offered is for eight years and $106 million. Yeah, that seems light, but it would give Reynolds financial security for life. The problem is Reynolds wants an opt-out after the fourth season, while the Pirates have been against such a thing on principle. It’s going to be hard for the Pirates to win this battle. They are already getting a steep discount to keep Reynolds, even if it’s just four more seasons.

On Saturday, the Pirates will have Rich Hill starting versus Nick Lodolo of the Cincinnati Reds. The Pirates are -166 (+1.5) on the run line and +120 on the moneyline, with an over/under of 9.5, over (+100), and under (-122). You can find the lines and props for this game and all others on the FanDuel Sportsbook.

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