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...

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Pirates Exchange Figures With Neil Walker, James McDonald

The Pittsburgh Pirates exchanged arbitration figures with Neil Walker. Jon Heyman has the details. neil walker files at $3.6M, #pirates at $3M — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 18, 2013 Walker was projected for $2.9 M, so his estimate salary will go up regardless of which side wins. The two sides could still meet in the middle. They’re only $600,000 apart, so you’d think a deal wouldn’t be hard to reach....

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Pirates Agree to One Year Deal With Gaby Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a one year, $1.75 M deal with Gaby Sanchez, according to the Beverly Hills Sports Council on Twitter. The two sides will avoid arbitration. #Pirates and @GabySanchez15 agree on 1-year deal worth $1.75M plus bonuses to avoid salary arbitration. #MLB — BHSC (@BHSCouncil) January 18, 2013 Sanchez was projected to make $1.8 M by MLBTR, so this doesn’t change the 2013 40-man payroll...

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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. Pirates...

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Pirates Sign Brad Hawpe, Invite Cole and Taillon to Spring Training

Per a team press release, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder/first baseman Brad Hawpe, and have made the Lucas May signing official. Both players will be invited to Spring Training as non-roster invitees. In the same release the Pirates announced that Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon would both receive an invite to major league Spring Training. Hawpe has a career .276/.368/.480 line in 2907 major league at-bats, although...

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Pirates Bring Back Jeff Karstens on a One Year Deal

Bill Brink of the Post-Gazette reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have brought Jeff Karstens back on a one year deal. Source: #Pirates, RHP Jeff Karstens agree to terms on one-year contract, pending physical — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) January 14, 2013 The decision to non-tender Karstens was a questionable move earlier in the off-season. Karstens has a history of injuries the last few years, but when healthy in the last two years...

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