Ohlendorf Wins Arbitration Hearing

Ohlendorf won his arbitration case against the Pirates.

According to Colin Dunlap, Ross Ohlendorf has won his arbitration case against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The decision means that Ohlendorf will receive $2.025 M for his 2011 salary.  That’s a raise of $1,586,000 over his 2010 salary, and an extra $625,000 over the $1.4 M the Pirates were offering.

The 2011 40-man roster/payroll projection is updated.  The Pirates are now right under $40 M with this change.

Going forward, there are a few expected additions which could raise this number:

-One of the Andy Marte/Josh Fields/Garrett Atkins group could win a bench role.

-Joe Beimel will most likely win a bullpen role.

-Jose Veras could win a bullpen role.

Those moves could raise the payroll up an additional $2.3 M, putting the estimated opening day payroll around $42 M.

Tim Williams

Author: Tim Williams

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.

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