Heyman: Pirates and Reynolds agree on money, but there's still a 'major issue'


According to a report, the Pirates and outfielder Bryan Reynold have an agreement on dollars but there is a big issue preventing an extension.

Audacy Sports insider Jon Heyman reports that “a major issue has prevented a deal.”

Heyman adds that Reynolds has “moved a lot to get a deal done” but there is a “major conceptual issue” that is preventing a new contract.

It’s past the 4:10 p.m. deadline, Heyman says he doesn’t know if the negotiations will continue.

It was revealed during the offseason that Reynolds wanted a trade, but speaking to the media during Spring Training, including KDKA-TV’s Richie Walsh, who told the PM Team, the All-Star just wanted a fair contract.

“He wants a contract, he wants a fair deal. He wants to stay here, him and his wife love Pittsburgh, he wants to spend the rest of his career there.”

According to Heyman, the Pirates offered Reynolds a six-year, $75 million contract in January, with Reynolds originally wanting over $160 million.

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