Josh Harrison will now be a Pittsburgh Pirate until at least 2018, and potentially for the rest of this decade, this according to a tweet from the ballclub themselves:
At the time of this writing, financial terms have not been disclosed. The deal is an interesting one, as it shows that the Pittsburgh Pirates think highly enough of Josh Harrison coming off of one career year that they felt comfortable locking him up to a long-term deal. As is well-known, Harrison finished second in the NL Batting Title race in 2014, and is now the club’s everyday third basemen. Harrison has stated all along that once he got the chance to play everyday, good things will happen for the club. And now, that confidence and, more importantly, the results, have earned him a new contract to go along with national accolades.
Rum Bunter will have more analysis of this deal, including financial details as they become available.
UPDATE: Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune Review, has all of the financial details: