After failing to reach an agreement on a one-year deal for 2022, Reynolds and the Pirates were due to go to arbitration. Pittsburgh offered $4.25 million in response to Reynolds’ $4.9 million requests.
After being acquired in the January 2018 trade that sent 2013 NL MVP Andrew McCutchen to San Francisco, the 27-year-old Reynolds has flourished with the Pirates.
Reynolds debuted in the majors in 2019 and moved to center field in 2021, batting.302 with 24 home runs and 90 RBIs while also being named a Gold Glove finalist.
In five games this season, Reynolds has hit .227 with one home run for Pittsburgh. The Pirates have a 2-4 record coming into their game versus Washington on Thursday night.
Two days earlier, Pittsburgh inked third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes to an eight-year, $70 million contract.
Hayes was relieved to learn that Reynolds’ contract dispute had been resolved.
“It’s fantastic,” Hayes exclaimed. “That is one of the reasons I agreed to sign. We seem to be heading in the right path.
It’s fantastic to have a person like that in the midst of the pack. He has indicated his desire to remain here. Getting a person like that and keeping him for two years is fantastic.”
How Much Does Bryan Reynolds Make?
Bryan Reynolds makes an annual average salary of $6,750,000.