Pitts­burgh keeps Mccutchen in the fold for six years, $51 mil­lion

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BRADENTON, FLA. | The Pitts­burgh Pi­rates and All-star cen­ter fielder An­drew Mccutchen agreed on Tues­day to a six-year, $51.5 mil­lion deal.

Mccutchen, 25, is now un­der con­tract with the Pi­rates through the 2017 sea­son, and there’s a club op­tion for 2018.

Though he hit just .259 in 2011, McCutchen posted ca­reer highs in home runs (23) and RBI (89) and stole 23 bases. He would have been el­i­gi­ble to be­come a free agent fol­low­ing the 2015 sea­son.

The Pi­rates drafted Mccutchen with the 11th over­all pick in the 2005 ama­teur draft. surgery on his left knee and from Aug. 14 to Sept. 1 be­cause of a sore left wrist.

Guillen, 36, hit .344 in 19 post­sea­son games and .353 in the 2006 World Se­ries with the Tigers. last pitched to big-league hit­ters Sept. 2, 2010, in a game against At­lanta. Two weeks later, he un­der­went surgery on his left shoul­der.

This time last year, San­tana was work­ing to­ward a po­ten­tial re­turn in June, but the Mets shut him down in Au­gust af­ter he pitched just five in­nings with the Class A St. Lu­cie Mets.

IN­DI­ANS: Cleve­land right-han­der Chris Perez, side­lined with a left oblique strain, played catch in his first base­ball ac­tiv­ity since be­ing hurt Feb 24. The All-star closer made 45 throws from 60 feet.

MARINERS: Seat­tle ace Felix Her­nan­dez struck out four in three hit­less in­nings against Cincin­nati. Her­nan­dez hit the first bat­ter he faced this spring, then re­tired nine in a row. The right-han­der threw 26 of his 35 pitches for strikes.

YAN­KEES: New York right-han­der Hiroki Kuroda will make his spring train­ing de­but with the Yan­kees on Wed­nes­day against Tampa Bay. Kuroda signed a one-year, $10 mil­lion deal in the off­sea­son.

BLUE JAYS: Right-han­der Dustin Mcgowan pitched a sim­u­lated game Tues­day and is sched­uled to make has spring-train­ing de­but Satur­day.

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