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Mitch Keller gets signing bonus of just over $2M as part of his $77M, 5-year deal with Pirates.

 WBN  |    Feb 26th, 2024 3:50pm EST

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — All-Star right-hander Mitch Keller gets a $2,057,500 signing bonus as part of his $77 million, five-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The 27-year-old receives a $5,442,500 salary this season, the same as under the one-year contract he agreed to last month.

His new deal, announced Friday, calls for salaries of $15 million in 2025, $16.5 million in 2026 , $18 million in 2027 and $20 million in 2028.

Keller gets a hotel suite on road trips.

He would have been eligible for free agency after the 2025 season.

Keller is coming off a breakthrough season in which he became a first-time All-Star. He finished 13-9 with a 4.21 ERA on a Pirates team that went 76-86.

He is 25-38 with a 4.71 ERA in 100 starts and two relief appearances over five seasons with the Pirates. Keller is scheduled to make his second straight opening-day start.

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