(PITTSBURGH) — The Pittsburgh Pirates and outfielder Starling Marte agreed to a six-year contract, worth $31 million according to ESPN.
The Pirates signed Marte as an amateur free agent in 2007. He made his debut in 2012, where he batted .257 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 167 at-bats. He also scored 18 runs and swiped 12 bases.
Last season, Marte was an integral part in Pittsburgh clinching their first winning campaign in 21 years, batting .280 with 26 doubles, 10 triples, 12 homers and 41 stolen bases in 135 games.
The Pirates last World Series championship came in 1979 when they defeated the Baltimore Orioles in seven games.
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Natalia Hepworth, EastIdahoNews.com