Full details of Jose Tabata contract

Friday, it became known that the Pirates and Jose Tabata had agreed to an extension that could keep Tabata in Pittsburgh until 2019. The Pirates finally made the deal official today and the full terms of the deal are now disclosed:

2011: $500,000 plus a $1 million signing bonus

2012: $750,000

2013: $1 million

2014: $3 million

2015: $4 million

2016: $4.5 million

2017: Club option for $6.5 million ($250,000 buyout)*

2018: Club option for $7.5 million ($250,000 buyout)*

2019: Club option for $8.5 million ($250,000 buyout)*

*Tabata will receive only 1 $250,000 buyout regardless of how many of the option years aren’t picked up.