Ohlendorf and the Pirates are separated by just over $600 K.

After signing Joel Hanrahan to a one year deal earlier today, the Pittsburgh Pirates are left with one arbitration eligible player who is without a deal for the 2011 season: Ross Ohlendorf.  Ohlendorf and the Pirates exchanged figures yesterday, after the two sides were unable to reach a deal.  According to Colin Dunlap, Ohlendorf submitted a $2.025 M figure for the 2011 season, while the Pirates submitted $1.4 M.

From here, there are two roads that can be taken.  One is that the two sides meet somewhere in the middle and work out a deal, prior to Ohlendorf's arbitration hearing.  The other route is that the two sides don't work out a deal, and they go to arbitration, at which point the arbitrator picks one of the two numbe...

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