The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right handed reliever Evan Meek, avoiding arbitration. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known, although Meek was projected to make $900 K by MLBTR. The deal leaves two players eligible for arbitration: Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee. More info will be added to this post as it comes.
UPDATE 5:22 PM: Jenifer Langosch reports that Meek’s salary is $875 K, with $25 K in performance bonuses.
UPDATE 5:39 PM: Rob Biertempfel updates that Meek will receive $25 K with 50 innings pitched. The only time he’s reached 50 innings was in 2010 when he threw 80 innings. His second highest was 47 in 2009, although he had 8.2 innings in AAA that year at the start of the season.Pirates Prospects is FREE today in honor of the Wild Card game. You get special access to all of our content, which is typically reserved only for subscribers. We cover the Pirates 365 days a year, with live coverage all throughout the playoffs, and off-season coverage of the minor league players in the Arizona Fall League and Winter Leagues. During the season we average well over 6 articles per day on the Pirates. This is the best stop if you're a hardcore Pirates fan, and the subscription prices are very low.
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