Pirates Sign Catcher Mitch Slauter
Jan22

Pirates Sign Catcher Mitch Slauter

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed catcher Mitch Slauter to a minor league contract as a non-drafted free agent. He was a senior this past season at Mississippi State, where he was teammates with Adam Frazier, who was drafted by the Pirates in the sixth round. In 2013, Slauter hit .242 in 37 games, with a .731 OPS. As a junior, he played 64 games and hit .232 with a .681 OPS. Prior to 2012, he played Junior College ball at Barton...

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Pirates and Neil Walker, Vin Mazzaro Avoid Arbitration
Jan17

Pirates and Neil Walker, Vin Mazzaro Avoid Arbitration

The Pittsburgh Pirates and second baseman Neil Walker will sign a one year deal for $5.75 M according to Rob Biertempfel, avoiding arbitration. They also signed reliever Vin Mazzaro for $950,000 according to Biertempfel. They have officially avoided arbitration with every eligible player now ahead of the deadline to exchange figures. Neil Walker was projected to make $4.8 M, while Vin Mazzaro was projected to be $800,000 for the 2014...

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Pedro Alvarez and Pirates Agree to Deal
Jan17

Pedro Alvarez and Pirates Agree to Deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates have avoided arbitration with third baseman Pedro Alvarez, signing him to a $4.25 M deal according to Joel Sherman. Alvarez was projected to make $4 M this upcoming season. They have now signed four of the six players that were arbitration eligible, agreeing with Mark Melancon and Gaby Sanchez earlier today and Travis Snider yesterday. Only Neil Walker and Vin Mazzaro remain. The deadline to exchange figures was...

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Pirates Avoid Arbitration With Mark Melancon
Jan17

Pirates Avoid Arbitration With Mark Melancon

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $2.595 M contract with reliever Mark Melancon according to Joel Sherman. He was projected to make $3 M for the 2014 season. That leaves the team with three players left to sign before the deadline or they will have to exchange arbitration figures with them. Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez and Vin Mazzaro remain unsigned at this moment. Melancon went 1-2, 1.39 in 72 games for the Pirates in 2013. He...

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Gaby Sanchez and the Pirates Avoid Arbitration
Jan17

Gaby Sanchez and the Pirates Avoid Arbitration

The Pittsburgh Pirates have avoided arbitration with first baseman Gaby Sanchez, according to the Beverly Hills Sports Council, which represents Sanchez. https://twitter.com/BHSCouncil/status/424216492192714752 No word yet on the terms of the deal. Sanchez was projected to make $2.3 M through arbitration this year. The Pirates now have four remaining players eligible for arbitration. Today is the deadline for players and teams to...

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Pirates Sign Travis Snider for $1.2 M
Jan16

Pirates Sign Travis Snider for $1.2 M

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed outfielder Travis Snider for $1.2 M, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/423978686149582848 The one-year deal means that the Pirates and Snider will avoid arbitration. Snider was projected to make $1.4 M through the arbitration process. He’s out of options, so he should be a lock for the active roster, splitting time with Jose Tabata in right field...

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