Source: Pirates sign Chris Stewart to two-year extension

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a two-year contract extension with catcher Chris Stewart, pending physical, according to a league source. The deal also includes a team option for a third season.

Stewart has been with the Pirates since 2014 and in two seasons with the team, he has played in 107 games and hit .292 with zero home runs and 25 RBI.

Stewart, 33, has been in the major leagues for nine seasons and has spent time with the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and Chicago White Sox, in addition to the Pirates.

In those nine major-league seasons, Stewart has hit .238 with eight home runs and 76 RBI.

Stewart won’t start for the Pirates, but he will be provide a veteran presence behind starter Francisco Cervelli.

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