The Pittsburgh Pirates had a somewhat busy day today. They swapped arbitration eligible players with the Milwaukee Brewers, reached a pre-arbitration deal with Jason Grilli, non-tendered Pedro Ciriaco and Jason Jaramillo, and tendered offers to the rest of the players who were without contracts in 2012.

In the biggest move of the day, the Pirates traded Jose Veras to the Milwaukee Brewers for Casey McGehee.  I projected Veras as a non-tender candidate in my preview earlier today, noting that his $2.5 M projected salary through arbitration would be too much when you consider the strong Pirates bullpen. Milwaukee added Aramis Ramirez on a three year deal today, which made McGehee expendable.

The trade was a great move for the Pirates. They won't miss Veras, as the current bullpen proje...

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