Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Long-term deal for Walker?
By Doug Mittler
After signing Andrew McCutchen to a six-year contract last spring, the Pirates may soon turn their attention to a deal with second baseman Neil Walker.
“Absolutely that's a possibility,” team president Frank Coonelly told Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune-Review on Monday.
Walker, who has said he would welcome a long-term deal, is signed for this season at $3.3 million. Any deal would likely be for at least his three remaining years of arbitration. The 27-year-old has put up consistent slash lines over his first three seasons, averaging .280/.339/.424.