The non-tender deadline is tonight, Thursday night, at midnight.  Teams must decide whether to tender their arbitration eligible players contracts, or non-tender them and allow them to become free agents.  This can lead to some potential trades, as one team's non-tender candidate can be another team's treasure.  The Pirates shouldn't have any big surprises with their internal decisions, but don't be surprised if there's trade talk for a shortstop upgrade over Ronny Cedeno.  Here is a preview of what we can expect tomorrow.

INTERNAL OPTIONS

Ohlendorf is a guarantee to be tendered a contract.

The Pirates entered the off-season with nine arbitration eligible players on their roster.  They reached a one year deal with Wilfredo Ledezma for $700,000, and designated Zach Duke, Andy LaRoc...

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