Pirates Add Six Non-Roster Invitees to Spring Training

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they’ve added six non-roster invitees to Spring Training. The new additions are Gerrit Cole, Michael Crotta, Ramon Cabrera, Eric Fryer, Tony Sanchez, and Robbie Grossman. Of the group, only Crotta and Fryer have major league experience, both spending time in the majors in 2011. I don’t see any of the group making the majors out of Spring Training. Cole will start in Bradenton,...

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Pirates Agree to Deal With Charlie Morton

Bill Brink of the Post-Gazette reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one year, $2.445 M deal with pitcher Charlie Morton. The deal allows the two sides to avoid Morton’s first year of arbitration. Morton was originally projected for a $2.1 M salary, per MLBTR’s arbitration estimates. The 2012 40-man roster/payroll page has been updated with the new...

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Pirates Agree to One Year Deal With Joel Hanrahan

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one year deal with closer Joel Hanrahan, avoiding arbitration. The terms of the deal aren’t yet known. Hanrahan was projected for a $4 M salary through arbitration, after earning $1.4 M in 2011. UPDATE 10:40 AM: Per Keith Law, Hanrahan receives $4.1 M. The 2012 40-man roster/payroll is updated. UPDATE 10:50 AM: MLBTR reports that Hanrahan will receive an additional $10 K each for 40 and 45...

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Pirates, Resop avoid arbitration

Bill Brink and Rob Biertempfel are reporting that the Pirates have avoided arbitration with reliever Chris Resop, signing him to a one-year deal worth $850,000. Resop posted a 4.39 ERA last year in 69.2 innings in 2011. He has struck out 104 and walked 40 in 88.2 innings since joining the Pirates in August, 2010. This was Resop’s first arbitration-eligible season. He earned $431,500 in 2011. Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors previously...

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Report: Pirates Sign Doug Slaten

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pirates have signed left-handed reliever Doug Slaten to a minor league contract.  Terms are not available yet, but it’s likely that Slaten will receive a non-roster invitation to spring training.  Slaten, 31, was a 17th round draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2000 and pitched all or parts of four seasons with them before being chosen off waivers by the Washington Nationals after the 2009...

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Hernandez, Kensing, Morales — Contract Data

Contract data for Anderson Hernandez, Jose Morales, and Logan Kensing.

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