The sides have agreed to a five-year deal that will pay Inciarte a total of $30.525 million. He will earn a $3.5 million signing bonus before making $2 million in 2017, $4 million in 2018, $5 million in 2019, $7 million in 2020 and $8 million in 2021. The deal comes with an option for the 2022 season valued at $9 million with a $1.025 million buyout.
The team has since announced the extension.
"We are thrilled to announce an extension for Ender," GM John Coppolella said in a press release. "We feel that he's the best defensive center fielder in baseball and one of the best leadoff hitters in the game. Ender brings so much to our club, on and off the field, and we are happy to have him under club control for at least the next six years."