Cedeno was signed to a one year deal with an option.
The Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered four players and re-signed two arbitration eligible players prior to the non-tender deadline. The Pirates re-signed Ronny Cedeno to a one year, $2 M deal with an option for the 2012 season, and re-signed Jeff Karstens to a one year, $1.1 M deal. Joel Hanrahan and Ross Ohlendorf also received tender offers, although no deal is in place for either player yet. The Pirates also non-tendered four players, cutting ties with Lastings Milledge, Donald Veal, Argenis Diaz, and Brian Burres. Neal Huntington mentioned that the team would keep in contact with Veal and Milledge about returning.
Milledge is coming off a season with a .277/.332/.380 line in 379 at-bats, while struggling on defense. He did have strong numbers against left handers, with a .320/.414/.512 line in 125 at-bats, making him a strong platoon possibility. However, the Pirates also have Steve Pearce as a potential platoon option ...
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