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Pirates, Doumit strike 3-year deal

Updated: December 22, 2008, 4:06 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement on a three-year deal with catcher Ryan Doumit that will take him through his salary arbitration years.

The deal was announced Monday.

Doumit gets a $300,000 signing bonus, $2.05 million next season, $3.55 million in 2010 and $5.1 million in 2011. The deal includes a $7.25 million club option for 2012 with a $500,000 buyout, and exercising that option also triggers an $8.25 million option for 2013.

The price of option years ...

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