Pirates Sign Daniel Cabrera

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Daniel Cabrera to a minor league deal, according to Mario Rojas of CandelaDeportiva (h/t MLBTR). Cabrera has a career 5.10 ERA in the majors in 892.1 innings, along with a 6.8 K/9 and a 5.2 BB/9 ratio. Most of his time in the majors has been as a starter, spending most of his career with Baltimore. The last time he pitched in the majors was in 2009 with Arizona. The 6′...

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Pirates Exchange Figures With Jones, McGehee

The Pittsburgh Pirates reached pre-arbitration deals with five players in the last two days, but were unable to come to a deal with their final two players. The club exchanged arbitration figures today with those two players: Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee. According to the figures produced by Rob Biertempfel, the sides are close. Jones submitted for $2.5 M, while the Pirates submitted for $2.25 M. McGehee submitted for $2.725 M,...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With Evan Meek

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with right handed reliever Evan Meek, avoiding arbitration. Terms of the deal aren’t yet known, although Meek was projected to make $900 K by MLBTR. The deal leaves two players eligible for arbitration: Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee. More info will be added to this post as it comes. UPDATE 5:22 PM: Jenifer Langosch reports that Meek’s salary is $875 K, with $25 K in performance...

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Pirates Agree to Deal With Jeff Karstens

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with right handed pitcher Jeff Karstens, avoiding arbitration. No terms have been announced on the deal, other than it being for the 2012 season. Karstens was estimated to make $2.8 M in his second year of arbitration. I’ll update this post when more information is available. UPDATE 12:08 PM: Bill Brink reports that Karstens will receive $3.1...

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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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