Pirates Make Karstens Signing Official, DFA Zach Stewart

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the signing of Jeff Karstens official, via a team press release. To make room on the 40-man roster, the team designated right-hander Zach Stewart for assignment. Stewart was acquired earlier this off-season for Kyle Kaminska.

The 2013 payroll page has been updated with Karstens’ estimated salary.

UPDATE 3:15 PM: Will Graves reports the deal is for $2.5 M with $1 M in performance bonuses.

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  • capirate

    So, the the total return for Gorkys Hernandez and a 2013 Supplemental round draft pick is Gabby Sanchez. He better really hit this year.

    Unless Stewart makes it through waivers and goes to AAA.

  • Y2JGQ2

    Nah, the bluejays will pick him up…..and then DFA him 2 days later to see if they can stash him in their AAA system.

  • Y2JGQ2

    If the total return for Gorkys Hernandez was a case of Junior Mints…….i’d be okay with it.