Pirates Agree to Terms with All 31 Pre-Arbitration Players

Jameson Taillon, Jacob Stallings and Tyler Glasnow were among the 31 players who agreed to 2018 contracts on Saturday. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Pirates Agree to Terms with All 31 Pre-Arbitration Players
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have agreed to terms with all 31 players on the 40-man roster who aren't eligible for arbitration yet. This announcement is more or a formality than anything else because MLB teams have full control over the salaries of any player who hasn't reach arbitration. So there is no type of negotiation and the player's signature isn't even required.

We likely won't hear the exact dollar figures until Opening Day, but most (possibly all) will be between the league minimum of $545,000, and somewhere below $600,000, with players who have more service time in getting a very slight bump in their salary most times.

For those wondering, the list of 31 players doesn't include Josh Harrison, Sean Rodriguez, Corey Dickerson, Francisco Cervelli, Starling Marte...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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