Neal Huntington said Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Pirates will discuss a new contract with Andrew McCutchen at "the appropriate time."

McCutchen repeated his desire to remain in Pittsburgh earlier this week.

Huntington said the Pirates would "love nothing more than to have Andrew McCutchen stay in Pittsburgh an awfully long time."

However, the outfielder is under contract for three more years.

McCutchen is four years into a six-year, $51.5 million contract he signed in March 2012, as he was approaching his first season of arbitration eligibility. He is scheduled to make $13 million this season and $14 million in 2017. The Pirates then hold a club option, at $14.5 million, for 2018.