The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with Neil Walker and James McDonald, per a team announcement. Walker and McDonald were the final two players eligible for arbitration, and by agreeing to deals they avoid an arbitration hearing.
No word yet on the terms of the deals. I’ll update this post when that is announced.
UPDATE 9:40 PM: Rob Biertempfel has the numbers.
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) February 1, 2013
Both of those numbers are exactly at the mid-point of the figures that were exchanged between the club and the players. The 2013 40-man payroll is updated with the new figures.