Pirates Set Deadline for Bryan Reynolds Contract Negotiations

Pirates Set Deadline for Bryan Reynolds Contract Negotiations


The clock is ticking on the Pittsburgh Pirates and Bryan Reynolds to reach a contract extension, and time is nearly out.

A deadline has been set for when a new contract would need to be hammered out, and it's coming up soon.

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According to Pirates beat writer Jason Mackey, the deadline is the start of Pittsburgh's Opening Day game against the Cincinnati Reds. First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 30, leaving just a few more hours to get something done.

The two sides appeared to be gaining momentum on Wednesday, per Mackey's report, but still haven't agreed to anything as of yet. Players typically don't like to negotiate in-season, however, as it can be a distraction, hence the Opening Day deadline.

Reynolds is still under contract through 2025, however, so there's no imminent rush to reach a new deal. The Pirates flirted with trading Reynolds last offseason but nothing came of it, so he remains their starting center fielder for now.

Time will tell if the two sides can strike a deal at the 11th hour or if they'll need to put negotiations on the back burner for the time being.