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, while the Pirates submitted for $2.35 M.
From here, Jones and McGehee will have arbitration hearings set up sometime between February 1st and 15th. The Pirates can come to a deal with either player up until the hearings begin. If no deal is reached, the two sides argue their case and an arbiter determines which side's salary figure should be used.
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