The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a three-year contract extension with catcher Francisco Cervelli through the 2019 season, the club announced Tuesday.
The deal is worth $31 million, according to Yahoo Sports.
Cervelli, 30, is in his second season with the Pirates and has been one of the most productive catchers since joining the organization. He leads all major-league catchers with a .374 on-base percentage since the start of the 2015 campaign and his batting average (.290) ranks third.
"We are very pleased to be able to reach a joint commitment with a quality player and person like Francisco Cervelli," general manager Neal Huntington said in a statement. "We look forward to Francisco's abilities, passion and energy making us better through at least the 2019 season."
Cervelli has thrown out eight runners attempting to steal this season. He threw out 23 runners in 2015.