Pirates and Ohlendorf Go To Arbitration

Ohlendorf and the Pirates had an arbitration hearing today.

Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated tweets that the arbitration hearing between Ross Ohlendorf and the Pittsburgh Pirates is today.  The two sides exchanged figures a few weeks ago, with the Pirates submitting a $1.4 M figure, and Ohlendorf submitting a $2.025 M figure.

The Pirates can still sign Ohlendorf up until the minute before the arbitration hearing begins.  If the hearing takes place, both sides will argue their case for their respective offers, and the arbitrator will pick one of the two offers for Ohlendorf’s 2011 salary.  In either case, Ohlendorf’s 2011 salary will be determined today.

The last time the Pirates went to arbitration with a player was in 2004, with Jack Wilson.

UPDATE 7:37 PM: Colin Dunlap reports that the two sides did go to arbitration today, and that a decision is expected on Wednesday.

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