The Pirates had a busy day. They traded Chris Resop, who was arbitration eligible for the second time and projected to make $1.3 M. They also dealt Yamaico Navarro (same link), who wasn't arbitration eligible, but was designated for assignment the other day.

They non-tendered Jeff Karstens, then reached a deal with Charlie Morton for $2 M (I'll get into this in a bit).

Finally, they tendered contracts to everyone else on the roster, including arbitration eligibles Joel Hanrahan, Garrett Jones, Neil Walker, James McDonald, and Gaby Sanchez.

With those moves, and the Russell Martin signing being made official, the 2013 payroll is at a projected $64 M. To make sense of the biggest topics today, let's take a closer look, starting with Karstens.

 

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