Pirates, Doumit set to sign three-year extension
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The Pirates and catcher Ryan Doumit have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension and are expected to announce it with a PNC Park news conference tomorrow.
All that remained for completion was for Doumit to take a physical.
No financial terms were immediately available, but the guaranteed three-year term -- plus a club option for a fourth -- will carry Doumit through all three of his arbitration-eligible years. The Pirates could have retained his rights through arbitration, anyway, but this extension affords the team cost certainty during that period and, for the player, guaranteed money.
First Published December 21, 2008 6:25 pm