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 Posted: Tue May 17th, 2016 08:45 pm
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a three-year extension with catcher Francisco Cervelli through the 2019 season, the team announced Tuesday.

A source told ESPN MLB Insider Jim Bowden that the total value of the deal is $32 million, not including incentives. Cervelli will receive $9 million in 2017, $10.5 million in 2018 and $11.5 million in 2019.

Here's where I want to be so i decided stay here........ #IAmAPirate @PlRATES

— Francisco Cervelli (@fran_cervelli) May 17, 2016
"We are very pleased to be able to reach a joint commitment with a quality player and person like Francisco Cervelli," general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement. "We look forward to Francisco's abilities, passion and energy making us better."

The 30-year-old Cervelli is hitting .276 with 18 RBIs this season, and he has thrown out eight baserunners. Since he was acquired by the Pirates prior to the 2015 season, Cervelli has recorded the best on-base percentage (.374) among all catchers while posting the third-best batting average (.290) and the third-most hits (160).