Pirates Agree to Terms With Garrett Jones
We received the filing numbers for Neil Walker and James McDonald about three hours ago, but haven’t heard anything yet on Garrett Jones. Tom Singer of MLB.com wrote the following:
However, indications were strong that the club had reached an agreement with Jones and was merely working through some necessary preliminaries before making it official. Of all the players who remained unsigned, Jones’ name was the only one to not appear on a list of players who exchanged figures with their clubs.
I checked the CBS Sports list produced by Jon Heyman (who seemed to have every contract detail today). Jones didn’t appear at all in the article for filing numbers. I didn’t think to check the article for settlements. When I did, I found this:
So it looks like Jones and the Pirates have avoided arbitration.
UPDATE 11:31 PM: The Associated Press is reporting on ESPN that Jones agreed to a deal worth $4.5 M. If correct, that would be $100 K more than his projected arbitration figure.