Wilfredo Ledezma Gets $700,000
Two days ago the Pittsburgh Pirates made a series of roster moves, and in the process, re-signed left handed relief pitcher Wilfredo Ledezma, avoiding arbitration. According to USA Today, Ledezma will receive $700,000 in the majors next year, or $300,000 if he plays in the minors. Ledezma is on the 40-man roster, and out of options, so the only way he makes it to the minors is if he clears waivers and accepts an outright assignment to AAA. The contract doesn’t do much for my 2011 40-man roster/payroll projections, as I had Ledezma making $750,000 in my initial estimate.