Jennifer Langosch has the contract details for Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Karstens, who each agreed to one year deals prior to the December 2nd non-tender deadline, thus avoiding arbitration.
Karstens will make $1.1 M, which is a figure we already knew. However, Langosch adds that he can make $25,000 if he makes 20 starts, and another $25,000 if he makes 25 starts. Karstens stepped up in the rotation last year to make 19 starts.
Cedeno received a one year deal with an option for the 2012 season. His one year deal comes in at $1.85 M, which is $50,000 higher than my original estimate for his 2011 salary. He also has a club option for 2012 at $3 M, with a $200,000 buyout. Cedeno's option is interesting, as the price increases based on games played:
This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.