Pirates Agree to Deal With Jeff Karstens

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with right handed pitcher Jeff Karstens, avoiding arbitration. No terms have been announced on the deal, other than it being for the 2012 season. Karstens was estimated to make $2.8 M in his second year of arbitration. I’ll update this post when more information is available.

UPDATE 12:08 PM: Bill Brink reports that Karstens will receive $3.1 M.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6EETLMCYZ754U2G7TFYJMCFPGU HankS

    Tim, Are Jeff karstens and Joel Hanrahan free agents at the end of the season?

    • http://www.piratesprospects.com Tim Williams

      No. They both have one more year of control.