|Apr. 8 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-The Pittsburgh Pirates and Harrison have agreed to a lengthy contract extension that will keep him with the team through at least the 2018 season.
Analysis: The deal, announced Wednesday, includes a club option for 2019 and 2010. The 27-year-old Harrison finished second in the National League with a .315 batting average in 2014 while finishing ninth in the MVP race. Harrison spent the first three-plus years of his career as a utility player, earning a surprise All-Star berth last summer. He moved to third base permanently in the second half of the season while fueling Pittsburgh's run to a second straight playoff berth.