Pirates and Casey McGehee Reach Pre-Arb Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Casey McGehee have reached a pre-arbitration deal, per a team press release. The two sides had submitted figures and were set to have a hearing next week, although this deal prevents that hearing.

McGehee had submitted a figure of $2.725 M, while the Pirates submitted for $2.35 M. Terms of the agreement between the two sides aren’t known. The mid-point was $2,537,500.

UPDATE 10:44 AM: The two sides settled at the mid-point, per Rob Biertempfel. The 40-man roster/payroll page has been updated.

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  • Arriba21

    Wise decision by McGehee, the players are losing most of the hearings this year.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=72405411 Ian Rothermund

       He just didn’t have the consistency present in his stats in order to leverage anymore.  Last year probably cost him a cool million, easy.

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